Why it's doneBy Mayo Clinic staff
Endoscopic mucosal resection is a less invasive alternative to surgery for removing abnormal tissues from the lining of the digestive tract. These tissues may be:
- Early-stage cancer
- Precancerous lesions, abnormal tissues that may become cancerous
Endoscopic mucosal resection is usually performed by a specialist in digestive system disorders (gastroenterologist) who has expertise in this technique.
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