Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates, PC
1348 Walton Way Suite 6500
Augusta, GA 30901
p: 706.722.2118      f: 706.722.0342

Patient Portal

Polyps of the Colon and Rectum

What are polyps?

Polyps are abnormal growths rising from the lining of the colon or rectum. Most polyps are painless and without symptoms; however, some polyps can cause bleeding, abnormal discharge or abdominal pain. Polyps are most often discovered during routine colonoscopies.

What is the treatment for colon and rectal polyps?

Once discovered, removal of polyps is recommended, as there is no way to tell which could become cancerous. Most often, polyps can be removed painlessly during colonoscopy; however, larger polyps sometimes require surgery.