Dr. Oz says that this immediate removal of polypswhether they're precancerous or completely benignshould make colon cancer incredibly survivable. "We can save the most lives because you truly cure people just by finding it."
As he's searching in Nate's colon for polyps, Dr. LaPook says there doesn't seem to be anything wrong. "This is textbook," he says. "This is just a normal looking colon, beautiful looking folds, normal blood vessels."
Then he finds a series of six tiny polyps. "I plucked them out," Dr. LaPook says. "We never roll the dice in medicine." He then sent off the six polyps to a pathologist to analyze, to see if any of them were dangerous.
How did Nate feel when he woke up after the procedure? "I didn't feel anything," he says. "It was simple."