Endoscopic Mucosal Resection in Texas

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Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is an outpatient treatment that enables specialists to extract tumors just under the gastrointestinal (GI) wall without needing an operation. Using an endoscope (a flexible, pipe-shaped instrument), our Texas Digestive Disease Consultants gastroenterologists (physicians who specialize in treating the GI system) can look inside the body with a high grade of detail. During the same procedure, they can withdraw growths, such as upper GI or colon tumors, that would otherwise require a more invasive procedure. Once complete, many patients return home the same day. Because there is no incision, you may heal quicker and have minimal pain compared to open or laparoscopic surgery. Please reach out to our team if you want to schedule an endoscopic mucosal resection in Texas.

This procedure is a minimally invasive substitute for operations that withdraw unusual tissues from the digestive tract lining. Your gastroenterologist may suggest this approach to extract certain initial-phase cancers or precancerous growths.

Some of the ailments that EMR handles include:

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

If you have any of the listed diseases and want to learn more about this test, contact Texas Digestive Disease Consultants without delay to request a consultation.

Potential difficulties associated with endoscopic mucosal resection procedures involve:

  • Bleeding: Bleeding is the most common problem and can often be noticed and remedied during the procedure.
  • Puncture (perforation): There is a minor risk of a puncture in the gastrointestinal tract lining, contingent on the size and location of the lesion.
  • Esophagus constriction: Removing certain esophageal lesions can elevate the risk of scarring, which narrows the esophagus. This may lead to problems swallowing and necessitate more treatment.

Get in touch with your Texas gastrointestinal physician or get urgent care if you develop any of the listed signals or symptoms after you have an endoscopic mucosal resection:

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

You’ll have a follow-up appointment with your GI specialist at Texas Digestive Disease Consultants to discuss the outcome of your endoscopic mucosal resection and any lab test results carried out on tissue samples. Questions to ask your specialist include:

  • If I have cancer, will I require additional procedures?
  • Were you able to extract all abnormal tissue?
  • How will you watch my status?
  • Should I see a cancer specialist (oncologist)?
  • What were the outcomes of the laboratory tests? Do I have cancer?

Typically, you will have a supplementary upper endoscopy or colonoscopy several months following your endoscopic mucosal resection to be sure the entire lesion is gone. Throughout your first procedure, your gastroenterologist might stain the area of the eliminated growth with ink (tattoo) so that the region is checked easily during future tests. The requirements for follow-up appointments count on the conclusions of these findings.

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You can have confidence in the expert gastroenterologists at Texas Digestive Disease Consultants if your specialist suggests endoscopic mucosal resection for treating a digestive tract disease. Our team will supply you with the most state-of-the-art and patient-focused care attainable. Endoscopic mucosal resection with our Texas team provides a less invasive option for anomalous or cancerous tissue extraction. Please connect with our team today to find out additional information about this and other procedures to manage your GI tract affliction.

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