Endoscopic mucosal resection is a less invasive alternative to surgery for removing abnormal tissues from the lining of the digestive tract. Your doctor may recommend the procedure to remove certain early-stage cancers or precancerous growths.
Some of the conditions that EMR has been used to treat include:
- Barrett's esophagus
- Cancer of the small intestine (duodenum)
- Colon polyps
- Colorectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Noncancerous growths of the uterus (leiomyomas)
- Stomach (gastric) cancer
Endoscopic mucosal resection is usually performed by a specialist in digestive system disorders (gastroenterologist) who has expertise in the technique.