Endoscopic Mucosal Resection in Lubbock, TX

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Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is an outpatient procedure that allows providers to remove tumors located just below the gastrointestinal lining without an operation. Utilizing an endoscope (a pliable, pipe-shaped instrument), our Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates gastroenterologists can look inside the body with a great degree of detail. During the same procedure, they can remove growths, such as upper GI or colon nodules, that would otherwise need to be removed surgically. The majority of patients go home the same day. Because there is no incision, you should recover more quickly, and with minimal pain when compared to conventional or laparoscopic surgery. If you think you could benefit from an endoscopic mucosal resection in Lubbock, TX, or another exam to address the GI tract, please contact one of our locations.

Endoscopic mucosal resection is a minimally invasive alternative to surgery for removing unusual tissues from the lining of the digestive tract. Your Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates provider could recommend this procedure to address certain early-stage cancers or precancerous growths.

A few of the conditions that EMR has been used to treat include:

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


There are minimal risks associated with an EMR. Potential complications of endoscopic mucosal resection are:

  • Bleeding: This is the most common problem and can oftentimes be noticed and remedied during the process.
  • Tapering of the esophagus: Extracting certain esophageal growths can raise the chance of scarring, which tapers the esophagus. This may lead to difficulty swallowing and require further treatment.
  • Puncture (perforation): There is a small danger of a puncture through the gastrointestinal tract wall, depending on the dimensions and place of the growth that is extracted.

Connect with your Lubbock, TX gastrointestinal specialist or get immediate care if you experience any of the below-listed signs or symptoms after you receive an endoscopic mucosal resection:

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

An additional meeting with your GI specialist at your local Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates will be scheduled to discuss the results of your endoscopic mucosal resection and the findings of any laboratory exams done on tissue specimens. Some questions to raise with your specialist are:

  • Were you able to withdraw all unusual tissue?
  • Do I need to see a cancer specialist (oncologist)?
  • If I have cancer, will I require further treatments?
  • What were the outcomes of the lab exams? Do I have cancer?
  • How will you watch my condition?

As a rule, you will undergo another upper endoscopy or colonoscopy a couple of months following your endoscopic mucosal resection to confirm the entire lesion is eradicated. During your original procedure, your provider might mark the region of the eliminated lesion with ink so that the region can be easily checked when you have any future exams. The necessity for more appointments depends on if the entire lesion is removed.

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In the event your doctor proposes the endoscopic mucosal resection for treating a digestive system ailment, then you can trust the expert gastroenterologists at Lubbock Digestive Disease Associates to provide you with the most innovative and sympathetic care attainable. Endoscopic mucosal resection with our Lubbock, TX team can help offer a less invasive option to surgery for eliminating unusual or possibly cancerous tissue. To learn more about this and different procedures to address your GI tract condition, please connect with our staff right away.

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