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Endoscopic Removal of Stomach Polyps

Recovery is generally quick. Minor side effects such as gassiness, bloating, and cramps usually resolve within 24 hours. With a more involved procedure, a full recovery can take up to two weeks. Your doctor will give you some instructions on how to care for yourself.

They should start off by sipping water. Patients should avoid consuming alcohol for 24 hours following the procedure, and eat easily digestible foods for 24 to 48 hours. Some options include soup, eggs, pudding, juice, and applesauce.

If you have a dysplastic polyp, you will likely have it removed. If you have a very large polyp, you also may need to have it taken out. If you have another type of gastric polyp, such as a hyperplastic polyp, your treatment may be different. This type of polyp carries a higher risk for cancer.