Endoscopic resections are complex, advanced techniques used to remove different sizes of pre-cancerous growths, tumors or polyps, preventing the need for surgery. Endoscopic resections offer effective treatment for tumors of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, colon and rectum.
This treatment option is offered to carefully selected patients, including patients with:
- Barrett’s Esophagus associated with dysplasia or early superficial esophageal cancer,
- Pre-cancerous polyps or adenomas of the stomach and first part of the small bowel (duodenum), and
- Large polyps of the colon and rectum.
During an endoscopic resection, your gastroenterologist will guide a specialized endoscope—a long, flexible, lighted tube equipped with instruments for removing delicate tissue—through your mouth and throat, then down the esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum).