Joe Biden’s doctor Dr Kevin O’Connor said in a statement seen by People that the president had removed a single three millimeter polyp from his ascending colon during an operation last week.
Dr. O’Connor said the growth was identified as a tubular adenoma.
It was a benign and slow-growing lesion that was “believed to be potentially precancerous”.
O’Connor said the procedure was similar to one Biden had previously undergone in 2008.
He added: “No further action is currently required.”
Dr. O’Connor also suggested that the 46th President repeat another colonoscopy in seven to ten years.
Vice President Kamala Harris, 57, became president for a short period as Joe Biden underwent the colonoscopy procedure.
In a statement, White Press Secretary Jen Psaki, 42, said: “Later this morning, the President will go to Walter Reed Medical Center for his annual physical routine.
“That was the case when President George W. Bush had the same procedure in 2002 and 2007, and after the process set out in the Constitution.
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Press secretary Jen Psaki said at the presidential level that “yes, it is his intention” to run for re-election in three years.
If he stands for re-election, Biden will be fourteen days from his 82nd birthday on the day of the next election.
Mr. Biden was previously the 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama, 60.