Colon polyps are fleshy round tumors which arise from the lining of the colon and gradually enlarge. They are initially benign (negative for cancer), but in time, some can become malignant (positive for cancer). Most colon cancers begin as benign polyps, thus the importance of colon screening and polyp removal. Polypectomy is the technique used to remove a polyp in which a snare (wire lasso) is placed around the polyp and squeezed down on as electric current is applied to cut through and seal off the polyp. The polyp is then collected and sent to the laboratory to determine its cell type. The cell type of the polyp determines when a repeat colonoscopy will be recommended or if further treatment is required. If you are found to have polyp(s), you should inform your immediate relatives (parent, siblings, children) so they can schedule colonoscopy in a timely manner as well.
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Contact Information / Office Hours Center for GI Health Sellersville (8:30-4:30 M thru F)
Phone: 215-257-5071 Fax: 215-257-1801 817 Lawn Avenue Sellersville, PA 18960
Center for GI Health Lansdale
Phone: 215-257-5071 815 Sumneytown Pike Suite 210 Lansdale, PA 19446
Center for GI Health Springhouse
Phone: 215-257-5071 909 Sumneytown Pike, Suite 106 Springhouse, PA 19477
The Endoscopy Center (7-3 M thru F)
Phone: 215-453-3050 817 Lawn Avenue Sellersville, PA 18960
About Us The Center for GI Health, formerly known as Upper Bucks Medical Associates, has been serving the community since 1973. Our practice has expanded over the years from one to four physicians. CGI is dedicated to provide the highest level of care combining experience and education with compassion and understanding. We have most recently added a female physician to our practice in 2006. This has added a level of comfort for those patients who seek a female to deliver their GI care. CGI has full staff privileges at Grand View Hospital located just across the street from our office and Endoscopy Center.
Hospital Affiliations The Center for GI Health and The Endoscopy Center are affiliated with Grand View Hospital in Sellersville PA and Abington Hospital in Lansdale PA.
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