Endoscopic Mucosal Resection in Denver, CO
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What is endoscopic mucosal resection?
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is an ambulatory procedure that lets specialists extract tumors positioned just beneath the gastrointestinal (GI) lining without the need for an operation. Using an endoscope (a flexible, tube-like device), our Denver Digestive Health Specialists gastroenterologists (physicians who specialize in treating the GI tract) can look inside the body with a great degree of detail. At the same time, they can remove growths, such as upper GI or colon nodules, that might alternatively necessitate surgery. Many patients return home the same day. As there is no cut, you may recover more quickly, and with less discomfort than from traditional or laparoscopic operations. If you want to request an endoscopic mucosal resection in Denver, CO, or a different test designed to address the GI system, please contact our team.
What are the benefits of endoscopic mucosal resection?
This technique is a marginally intrusive alternative to surgery for withdrawing unusual tissues from the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Your provider could recommend the method to remove certain initial-stage cancers or precancerous tumors.
Some of the conditions that EMR has been utilized to handle include:
- Barrett’s esophagus
- Noncancerous growths of the uterus (leiomyomas)
- Esophageal cancer
- Gastric (stomach) cancer
- Cancer of the small intestine (duodenum)
- Colon and rectal cancer
- Colorectal polyps
If you have any one of the above ailments and desire to find out more regarding this procedure, get in touch with Denver Digestive Health Specialists as soon as possible.
What are the possible complications of endoscopic mucosal resection?
Risks associated with endoscopic mucosal resection include:
- Tapering of the esophagus: Extracting certain esophageal tumors can elevate the chance of scarring, which narrows the esophagus. This could lead to trouble swallowing and require more treatment.
- Puncture (perforation): There is a small risk of a puncture in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, contingent on the dimensions and placement of the growth that is taken out.
- Bleeding: This is the most common complication and can often be discovered and corrected during the process.
Connect with your Denver, CO gastrointestinal specialist or get urgent care if you notice any of the listed indications or symptoms after you undergo an endoscopic mucosal resection:
- Passing out
- Throwing up
- Bright red blood in the stool
- Chest or abdominal pain
- Black stool
- Shortness of breath
When will I get the results of my endoscopic mucosal resection?
A review appointment with your GI specialist at Denver Digestive Health Specialists will be scheduled to speak about the results of your endoscopic mucosal resection and the outcomes of any biopsy tests done on tissue specimens. Questions to raise with your physician are:
- How will you supervise my condition?
- Do I need to see a cancer physician (oncologist)?
- Were you able to extract all unusual tissue?
- What were the findings of the lab exams? Do I have cancer?
- If I have cancer, will I require supplementary procedures?
Typically, you will undergo an additional upper endoscopy or colonoscopy some months after your endoscopic mucosal resection to be certain the entire lesion is eliminated. When you have your initial procedure, your specialist may stain the region of the extracted growth with ink (tattoo) so that the section can be easily examined while in any future procedures. The needs for more appointments depend on the conclusions of these results.
Endoscopic mucosal resection for GI treatment
In the event your provider suggests endoscopic mucosal resection for addressing a gastrointestinal tract condition, then you can have confidence that the proficient gastroenterologists at Denver Digestive Health Specialists will supply you with the most advanced and patient-focused care possible. Endoscopic mucosal resection with our Denver, CO team can help offer a minimally invasive alternative to an operation for withdrawing unusual or possibly cancerous tissue. To hear more with respect to the endoscopic mucosal resection and additional procedures to treat your gastrointestinal tract condition, please speak with our team today.
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