Colon polyps (also known as rectal polyps) are small growths on the inner lining of the large intestine typically discovered during a colonoscopy. When the polyps are too large to remove safely during a colonoscopy, they are considered complex colon polyps. Complex polyps are typically either larger than 2 centimeters or are in a difficult location to safely remove. Some complex colon polyps progress to colon cancer or can be considered precancerous.
Large complex colon polyps can be removed either through surgery or by advanced polypectomy techniques from an RMG board certified gastroenterologist.