Endoscopic Mucosal Resection in Washington

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Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is an outpatient treatment that permits specialists to remove tumors just under the intestinal wall without requiring an operation. Using an endoscope (a flexible, pipe-shaped instrument), our Washington Gastroenterology gastroenterologists (doctors who specialize in addressing the gastrointestinal tract) can view inside the body with a high degree of detail. In the same procedure, they can extract growths that may otherwise need an operation, such as upper GI or colon polyps. The majority of people return home once the procedure is done. Because there is no incision, you can heal more quickly and with minimal discomfort compared to open or laparoscopic surgery. Please get in touch with our team if you think you may need an endoscopic mucosal resection in Washington or any other procedure designed to handle the gastrointestinal tract.

This procedure is a less invasive substitute to surgery for removing irregular tissues from the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Your gastroenterologist may recommend the procedure to extract certain initial-stage cancers or precancerous growths.

A few of the issues that EMR has been employed to treat include the following:

  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Noncancerous tumors of the uterus (leiomyomas)
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Colorectal polyps
  • Cancer of the small intestine (duodenum)
  • Gastric (stomach) cancer
  • Colon and rectal cancer

If you have any of the listed diseases and wish to discover more regarding this procedure, call a Washington Gastroenterology location near you without delay.

Potential complications of endoscopic mucosal resection are:

  • Puncture (perforation): There is a small risk of a puncture through the wall of the digestive tract, contingent on the dimensions and position of the growth that is taken out
  • Bleeding: This is the most common complication and can often be discovered and remedied during the process
  • Narrowing of the esophagus: Extracting certain esophageal tumors can enhance the risk of scarring, which narrows the esophagus. This may lead to trouble swallowing and necessitate additional treatment.

Call your Washington gastrointestinal provider or get urgent care if you notice any of the following signs or symptoms after you undergo an endoscopic mucosal resection:

  • Chills
  • Trouble breathing
  • Fever
  • Bright red blood in the stool
  • Black stool
  • Passing out
  • Chest or abdominal pain
  • Vomiting

A follow-up with your Washington Gastroenterology gastroenterologist will be scheduled to discuss the findings of your endoscopic mucosal resection and the results of any biopsy tests done on tissue specimens. Some questions to raise with your specialist include:

  • Should I see a cancer specialist (oncologist)?
  • What were the outcomes of the biopsy exams? Do I have cancer?
  • How will you supervise my condition?
  • If I have cancer, will I require other procedures?
  • Were you able to remove all abnormal tissue?

Generally, you will have another colonoscopy or upper endoscopy a couple of months after your procedure to be sure the complete lesion is eradicated. During your initial procedure, your provider might stain the area of the eliminated polyp with ink (tattoo) so that the section can be easily inspected when you have any subsequent tests. The requirements for extra appointments depend on the outcomes of these findings.

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If an endoscopic mucosal resection is suggested for treating your gastrointestinal condition, then you can trust the proficient gastroenterologists at Washington Gastroenterology to provide you with the most advanced and considerate care possible. An endoscopic mucosal resection with our Washington team can provide a less invasive option for removing abnormal or potentially cancerous tissue. Please contact our team as soon as possible to hear further details regarding this procedure and other ways to treat your GI conditions.

Great staff as always! The staff and Dr. Manam make an unpleasant procedure painless and quick. I truly appreciate all of them!

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