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Our Esophagus Center is one of few centers in the U.S. solely dedicated to treating conditions affecting the esophagus. In fact, many of our experts lead research to select the most appropriate treatment approach for patients based on their condition and needs.
If endoscopic submucosal dissection is right for you, here’s what to expect:
We give you general anesthesia, meaning you are asleep and not able to feel any sensation during your procedure.
We pass an endoscope (a thin tube with lights and a camera) through your mouth into your esophagus.
Using camera, we pinpoint areas of dysplasia and mark them using a special tool.
We raise the dysplasia by injecting it with fluid. This helps protect the healthy tissue underneath it.
Using an endoscopic knife, we remove the dysplasia and seal off the tissue to prevent bleeding.
You stay overnight in the hospital and can expect to go home the next day.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!