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Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
Inspira Health offers endoscopic mucosal resection in South Jersey to remove colorectal lesions or polyps that would have to be removed surgically in the past.
Endoscopic mucosal resection is a safer, more efficient way to remove large polyps found during a colonoscopy.
If your doctor finds a large polyp or colorectal lesion during your colonoscopy, they may recommend endoscopic mucosal resection to remove it.
What To Expect When You Have Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a technique used to remove large colorectal lesions. In the past, the only option to remove large polyps was surgery. But EMR is now considered the safest method for removing this type of polyp.
Endoscopic mucosal resection is usually done during a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy. Your doctor will pass a special needle through the colonoscope and insert it under the base of the polyp. Fluid is injected under the polyp producing a small amount of liquid that lifts the polyp off the lining of the bowel. Then, your doctor uses a wire snare (or lasso) to pull the polyp tight while an electric current passes through the snare, cuts the polyp off and cauterizes any blood vessels.
If the polyp is very large, it may be removed in a number of pieces in the same way. Once the polyp has been removed, it is retrieved so that it can be sent to the pathology lab for further analysis.
It can take up to 7 to 10 days before a result is available. Your doctor will work with you to make a decision about further treatment after reviewing results.
Why Choose Inspira for Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
Inspira's gastroenterology program features an endoscopy center of excellence and offers specialized services not found at other major health systems.
Whether you have a common GI symptom or something more complex, the Inspira team can help. Our providers specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of diseases and conditions of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, gallbladder, liver and pancreas.
Patients don't have to travel far from home to get exceptional gastroenterology and digestive health care. Inspira gastroenterologists see patients at convenient locations across South Jersey.
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