Anyone have a Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) or Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)?


I have had three attempts to remove precancerous flat polyps, without success. The doctor first suggested some sort of advanced endoscopic removal technique, then later said surgery to remove the polyps was the definitive treatment, and gave me a referral for a general surgeon. After reading about surgery, I didn't like the idea of loosing a chunk of my colon. I researched the advanced endoscopic techniques, and requested a referral to someone who could perform EMR or ESD. Doctor wasn't exactly in favor of non-surgical treatment.

Has anyone had EMR or ESD? Did it remove the polyps successfully? Did it take more than one treatment? What did you think of the procedure?

I wish all of you fighting the battle against the big C best wishes.