Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a procedure that allows doctors to remove tumors located just beneath the wall of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract without the need for surgery. It is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home on the same day. During the procedure, our Gut Clinic gastroenterologists, who specialize in treating the GI tract, use a flexible tube-like instrument called an endoscope to see inside your body with great detail. They can also remove growths like polyps in the upper GI tract or colon that would otherwise require surgery.
The advantage of EMR is that it doesn’t involve making any incisions, so you may recover faster and experience less pain compared to open or laparoscopic surgery. If you need to schedule an EMR or any other procedure for treating issues in your GI tract, you can contact the experts at your local The Gut Clinic UK. They will provide you with the necessary information and guidance for your specific needs.
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a less invasive option for removing abnormal tissues from the digestive tract without needing surgery. It can be recommended by your doctor for early-stage cancers or precancerous growths.
EMR has been used to treat various conditions, including:
– Barrett’s esophagus: a condition where the lining of the esophagus changes due to acid reflux.
– Cancer of the small intestine (duodenum): abnormal growths in the first part of the small intestine.
– Colon polyps: abnormal tissue growths in the colon.
– Colorectal cancer: cancer in the colon or rectum.
– Esophageal cancer: cancer in the esophagus, the tube connecting the throat to the stomach.
– Noncancerous growths of the uterus (leiomyomas): abnormal growths in the uterus.
– Stomach (gastric) cancer: cancer in the stomach.
If you have any of these conditions and want to learn more about EMR as a treatment option, you can reach out to The Gut Clinic UK for further information and assistance.
Our clinical team will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for EMR therapy. This may include stopping certain medications that could cause problems during the procedure. You may also need to take oral medications to clean your bowel and follow a special diet. It’s important to plan for some recovery time after the procedure as you will still be slightly sedated. If you have any questions about the EMR treatment process, don’t hesitate to ask our specialists at The Gut Clinic UK during your consultation. They will provide you with all the information you need to feel prepared and comfortable.
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