Endoscopic Mucosal Resection in Denver, CO
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What is endoscopic mucosal resection?
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is an outpatient technique that permits our specialists to remove tumors positioned just under the intestinal wall without the need for surgery. With an endoscope (a flexible, pipe-shaped device), our Colorado Gastroenterology gastroenterologists (physicians who specialize in addressing the GI tract) can look within the body with a great level of detail. At the same time, they can take out growths, such as upper GI or colon nodules, that could otherwise call for an operation. Most people return home once the procedure is done. Because there is no incision, you might recuperate faster, and with less discomfort when compared to traditional or laparoscopic operations. If you want to arrange for an endoscopic mucosal resection in Denver, CO, or a different exam designed to handle the gastrointestinal system, please reach out to our facility.
What are the benefits of endoscopic mucosal resection?
This procedure is a marginally intrusive substitute to an operation for removing abnormal tissues from the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Your physician may propose the process to address certain early-level cancers or precancerous tumors.
A few of the troubles that EMR has been useful for treating include:
- Colon polyps
- Cancer of the small intestine (duodenum)
- Stomach (gastric) cancer
- Noncancerous growths of the uterus (leiomyomas)
- Esophageal cancer
- Barrett’s esophagus
- Colorectal cancer
If you have any of the listed troubles and wish to learn additional information about this procedure, call Colorado Gastroenterology without delay.
What are the potential complications of endoscopic mucosal resection?
Potential complications of endoscopic mucosal resection are:
- Constricting of the esophagus: Extracting certain esophageal tumors can elevate the danger of scarring, which constricts the esophagus. This could lead to trouble swallowing and require additional treatment.
- Bleeding: This is the most usual difficulty and can usually be noticed and amended during the process.
- Puncture (perforation): There is a slight danger of a puncture in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract, based on the size and place of the lesion that is taken out.
Connect with your Denver, CO gastrointestinal physician or get prompt care if you develop any of the listed signs or symptoms after you receive an endoscopic mucosal resection:
- Bright red blood in the stool
- Black stool
- Passing out
- Chest or abdominal discomfort
- Shortness of breath
When will I get the results of my endoscopic mucosal resection?
A review meeting with your gastroenterologist at Colorado Gastroenterology will be scheduled to review the conclusions of your endoscopic mucosal resection and the findings of any biopsy exams done on tissue specimens. Some questions to raise with your doctor are:
- How will you supervise my health?
- What were the findings of the lab tests? Do I have cancer?
- Were you able to extract all unusual tissue?
- Do I need to see a cancer physician (oncologist)?
- If I have cancer, will I require supplementary procedures?
Typically, you will have another upper endoscopy or colonoscopy some months after your procedure to ensure that the lesion is completely removed. When you have your original procedure, your physician may stain the region of the extracted polyp with ink (tattoo) so that the section can be readily examined when you have any later exams. The needs for additional follow-up appointments will depend on the outcomes of these secondary findings.
Endoscopic mucosal resection for GI treatment
If your specialist recommends the endoscopic mucosal resection for treating a gastrointestinal system condition, then you can trust the expert gastroenterologists at Colorado Gastroenterology to provide you with the most advanced and patient-centric care attainable. An endoscopic mucosal resection with our Denver, CO team can help provide a minimally intrusive alternative to surgery for removing anomalous or potentially cancerous tissue. To learn more regarding the endoscopic mucosal resection and additional procedures to treat your gastrointestinal tract disease, please contact our team as soon as possible.
Dr Rufner is a man outstanding in his field.He has improved my situation exponentially.He is a very decent human being.Id reccomended him to anyone.
Great experience. Dr. Rufner was very down to earth and explained the procedure in a way that we all understood. The hardest part, was in the waiting room where a couple people I think were from Mars. Had a good 30 minute nap at IT WAS OVER.
Efficient and friendly...professional and on time. A good experience
Procedure was professional. But even tho I followed the prep directions to a T, my system was not fully prepped for the colonoscopy. Therefore, the doctor couldn’t see much of my colon. I continued to have diarrhea for four more days. Also, the first nurse couldn’t insert one, and then two blood ports in my right hand, the second nurse installed a port successfully on my left hand on the first try. It was a difficult day, made more difficult by these near misses.
A very good experience