The colon and the rectum are parts of the large intestine. The colon is the top portion of the large intestine, measuring about 5 feet long, while the rectum consists of the last 5 to 6 inches of the colon, and it connects to the anus.
Colon and rectal polyps refer to the excessive/abnormal cellular growth that occurs in the lining of the colorectal area.
Colon and rectal polyps are usually benign. However, depending on their nature, these growths can sometimes become cancerous and lead to fatal conditions such as colon cancer or rectal cancer. Most cases of colorectal cancer start as polyps.
At Huntington Colorectal Surgeons, Dr. Howard Kaufman, Dr. Gabriel Akopian, and Dr. Juliane Golan have years of experience treating colorectal polyps. We will administer customized medical care that will help treat colorectal polyps and reduce the chances of colorectal cancer. You can trust us for affordable, premium-quality care.