Endoscopic mucosal resection or EMR uses a long narrow tube equipped with a light and video camera to remove early-stage cancer and precancerous growths from the lining of the digestive tract.
WHY UNDERGO ENDOSCOPIC MUCOSAL RESECTION
EMR is often used to treat digestive tract conditions or collect tissue samples for analysis. A less invasive approach to treatment than surgery, the procedure is often used to treat conditions such as:
- Barrett’s esophagus
- Cancer of the small intestine or duodenum
- Colon polyps
- Colorectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Non-cancerous growths in the uterus
While the procedure comes with risks such as bleeding, perforation, or narrowing of the esophagus, in the hands of an experienced gastroenterologist, the procedure is safe and less invasive.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AN EMR
During the procedure, you will be given a numbing medication in your throat and will be sedated through an IV. If your doctor needs to reach the colon, he will guide the tube up through the anus.
After you are awake once the procedure is completed, your doctor will present the results and advise you whether you need to seek additional treatment for anything that he found. Two months after the original procedure, you may need another upper endoscopy or colonoscopy to make sure that lesions and precancerous growths are gone.
SCHEDULE AT OASIS ADVANCED GASTROENTEROLOGY
An Endoscopic Mucosal Resection is a less invasive approach to digestive tract conditions than surgery, Contact Oasis Advanced Gastroenterology in Palm Springs to schedule an EMR with Dr. Asgeri.
Request an appointment online or call 760-699-7607.