The Polyposis Center at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics offers specialized care for children with gastrointestinal polyps. We are the only comprehensive, multidisciplinary team in the region with expertise in diagnosing and treating pediatric polyps and related syndromes such as hereditary cancer, juvenile polyps and hereditary polyps.
Why children need specialized care
Gastrointestinal polyps can lead to serious health issues. Children with certain types of polyps may be at risk for developing various cancers, including gastrointestinal cancer. They may also have gene mutations that require specialized care and further testing of siblings and parents. This is why Children's Mercy is dedicated to providing comprehensive care supported by the latest research and treatment options.
Gastrointestinal Polyposis Center Staff
Our team features two board-certified gastroenterologists who are recognized for their expertise in treating pediatric patients with gastrointestinal polyps. Other staff also includes a dedicated research assistant, a clinic coordinator and a certified genetic counselor.
Our center collaborates with polyposis organizations across the globe to consistently deliver the most comprehensive care to children with this rare group of disorders, foster education and contribute to research in the field. Partnerships include: