At Mayo Clinic, colon polyps are usually removed when they are found or later that day, sparing you another round of bowel preparation. Mayo Clinic specialists are committed to using minimally invasive procedures to treat even very large polyps and early cancers. Surgery to remove the colon and rectum may be performed laparoscopically.
Mayo Clinic specialists have experience treating people with rare hereditary polyp disorders, including Lynch syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and its variations (attenuated FAP, Gardner's syndrome and MAP), juvenile polyposis, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, Cowden's disease, and Cronkhite-Canada syndrome.
Mayo Clinic patients in Minnesota are placed on a colorectal cancer prevention registry and updated on new screening techniques and procedures. Mayo researchers are working to discover more genetic mutations that cause hereditary polyp disorders.
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