Endoscopic Mucosal Resection in Connecticut

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What is endoscopic mucosal resection?

Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is an ambulatory technique that allows specialists to remove tumors positioned just under the gastrointestinal lining without the need for surgery. Using an endoscope (a pliable, cylindrical instrument), our Connecticut GI gastroenterologists can look within the body with a great degree of detail. At the same time, they can remove growths, such as upper GI or colon tumors, that may alternatively require an operation. The majority of people go back home the same day. Because there is no incision, you can recuperate quicker and with less discomfort than traditional or laparoscopic surgery. If you need to arrange for endoscopic mucosal resection in Connecticut or another exam designed to handle the gastrointestinal system, please contact one of our locations today.

What are the advantages of endoscopic mucosal resection?

This procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to surgery for extracting abnormal tissues from the lining of the digestive system. Your gastroenterologist could recommend the method to address certain early-stage cancers or precancerous tumors.

Some of the diseases that EMR has been used to address include:

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Stomach (gastric) cancer
  • Noncancerous growths of the uterus (leiomyomas)
  • Colon cancer
  • Cancer of the small intestine (duodenum)
  • Colon polyps
  • Barrett’s esophagus

If you have any of the listed ailments and wish to learn more about this method, contact a Connecticut GI location near you today.

What are the possible complications of endoscopic mucosal resection?

Like any procedure, there are risks associated with endoscopic mucosal resection. Possible risks associated with this procedure include:

  • Puncture (perforation): There is a slight danger of a puncture in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, based on the proportions and placement of the tumor that is removed.
  • Narrowing of the esophagus: Extracting certain esophageal tumors can elevate the danger of scarring, which tapers the esophagus. This may lead to difficulty swallowing and require additional treatment.
  • Bleeding: This is the most common complication and can frequently be identified and rectified during the process.

Contact your Connecticut gastrointestinal specialist or get emergency care if you acquire any of the notated signs or symptoms after you receive an endoscopic mucosal resection:

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

When will I get the results of my endoscopic mucosal resection?

A follow-up meeting with your gastroenterologist at Connecticut GI will be scheduled to review the results of your endoscopic mucosal resection and any laboratory exams done on tissue specimens. A few questions to ask your specialist include:

  • What were the outcomes of the laboratory exams? Do I have cancer?
  • How will you watch my condition?
  • Were you able to extract all anomalous tissue?
  • Should I see a cancer physician (oncologist)?
  • If I have cancer, will I require other procedures?

As a rule, you will have an additional upper endoscopy or colonoscopy a couple of months after your endoscopic mucosal resection to be sure the entire lesion is removed. When you have your original procedure, your gastroenterologist may mark the region of the removed lesion with ink so that the region can be simply inspected when you have any subsequent procedures. The need for more appointments depends on the results of these results.

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Endoscopic mucosal resection for GI treatment

If your provider recommends endoscopic mucosal resection for managing a GI system disease, then you can trust the skilled gastroenterologists at Connecticut GI to provide you with the most advanced and considerate care imaginable. An endoscopic mucosal resection with our Connecticut team can help offer a minimally invasive alternative to an operation for withdrawing abnormal or possibly cancerous tissue. To learn additional information about this and different procedures to address your gastrointestinal system condition, please contact our team as soon as possible.

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