Polypectomy is the removal of a polyp. The most common types of polypectomy are uterine polypectomy and colon polypectomy.
However, a polypectomy can be performed on any area of the body that develops polyps, such as the nose or stomach. A polyp is a growth that begins in the tissue and extends into the hollow space.
A polypectomy removes polyps that are causing symptoms, that may be cancerous, or that need to be examined.