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Hemostatic Clip Placed During GI Procedure (7708)

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Hemostatic Clip Placed During GI Procedure

What is a hemostatic clip?
Hemostatic clips are used to prevent
bleeding in the GI tract, most often after a
polyp(s) has been removed from your colon
or to treat a bleeding ulcer. Polyps are small
growths of tissue that can be seen during a
GI procedure. Although most polyps are
benign (non-cancerous), a number may have
an area of cancer or may develop into cancer
later on which is why they are removed. A
bleeding ulcer, most often found in the
stomach, may be caused by medicine or

After a polyp is removed, or an ulcer is
found to be bleeding, a hemostatic clip may
be placed. This clip is a small metal device
that is used to join the surrounding tissue
together to reduce your risk of bleeding.
The doctor uses the scope to place this clip
during your exam.
What can I expect?
The clip will fall out on its own. This
usually happens within a few weeks;
however, some clips are in patients longer.
The clip is very small, so you will not notice
when the clip passes out in your stool.

What precautions do I need to take?
You may not be able to have an MRI while
the clip is still in you. If the clip is in your
colon, it is important to tell your healthcare
provider if you need an MRI. Please keep
the clip identification card.

Phone Numbers
Digestive Health Center, 8am to 5pm
weekdays, (608) 890-5000. After clinic
hours, please call (608) 890-5000. Give your
name and phone number with the area code.
The doctor will call you back.

If you live outside of the Madison area,
please call 1-855-342-9900.

UW Health Digestive Health Center
750 University Row
Madison, WI
(608) 890-5000
(855) 342-9900

Meriter Hospital Digestive Health Center
Lower Level 202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI
(608) 417-6389

University of Wisconsin Hospital &
Clinics GI Procedure Clinic
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
(608) 263-8097
(800) 323-8942