COLON POLYPS:

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

What is non-surgical polyp removal?

A non-surgical polyp removal is an endoscopic procedure, similar to your screening colonoscopy. Your doctor may perform an EMR (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection) or ESD (Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection) procedure. Both procedures can be performed with DiLumen.

Advantages

  • Preserves anatomy by avoiding the removal of a portion of the colon
  • Allows for treatment without a skin incision
  • Can reduce complications associated with open or laparoscopic surgery
  • Typically results in shorter hospital stays

ASK YOUR DOCTOR IF DILUMENIS RIGHT FOR YOU!

POLYPS CAN BE SIMPLE OR COMPLEX

A colon polyp is a small clump of abnormal cells on the inner lining of the colon.1 Most small colon polyps are harmless and can be removed safely and effectively during a colonoscopy.

Complex polyps are too large to safely remove during your colonoscopy screening. Complex polyps make up about 10-15% of all polyps, and usually require an additional procedure to remove.2

Colon polyps may develop into colon cancer over time. The best prevention for colon cancer is regular screening and early intervention. Intervention may or may not require surgical intervention. Non-surgical, endoscopic procedures may be used to remove the polyp.

Non-surgical and surgical options

Your doctor may discover that your polyp is too large to safely remove during a standard colonoscopy screening. If the polyp is cancerous, you may be referred to a surgeon for a surgical colectomy.

If the polyp is benign, (meaning there are no signs of cancer present), then you may be given an option to choose a less invasive endoscopic, colon preserving approach. DiLumen is a medical device that enhances these approaches.

What is Dilumen?

DiLumen™ is a protective sheath device with two balloons that helps position and stabilize your physician’s endoscope for polyp removal.

DiLumen helps your physician more easily navigate to the polyp site, and its balloons help your physician visualize your polyp,
stabilize your colon, and provide the necessary traction needed for a complete polyp removal.

A complete removal is the best way to prevent a cancerous re-emergence of a polyp. No incisions are needed to guide the
colonoscope and DiLumen to the site of the polyp, and remove it.

1 Colon polyps. (2019, October 19). Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-polyps/symptoms-causes/syc-20352875.
2 Complex Polyps. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.uofmhealth.org/conditions-treatments/digestive-and-liver-health/complex-polyps.