Colon polyps are small growths on the inner colon lining that can turn into cancer which, in turn, could spread to the rest of the body. However, the removal of these polyps can be achieved during a colonoscopy without the need for surgery.
Rectal bleeding is a very common symptom or complaint that can be divided into two categories: outside (external) bleeding and inside (internal) bleeding. A colonoscopy may be required to determine the source.
A colonoscopy allows a physician to see inside your large intestine (colon) via your anus using a long, narrow, flexible tube called a colonoscope that contains a tiny light and camera at one end.
Our physicians and surgeons strive to provide you with the care and information you want.
Reaching out to the professional community, knowing that education is the key to better medicine.
A wide variety of clinical trials and research are the basis of our search for better G.I. solutions.
Why should I visit the Medical University of South Carolina?
Your doctor will probably agree with you about your preference to come to MUSC. We offer excellent patient care at a state-of-the-art facility, in a historic setting in the southeastern United States. Our doctors are nationally ranked among the highest in the nation. We employ a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of patients using the latest technology in medicine.