Lotus wrote:o stoma mia
thank you so much....Im on it! A friend who's been through this also suggested that i ask for a meeting with all three...oncologist, radiation oncologist, and surgeon together. What is your thinking about that?
Lotus wrote:... I went in for a routine colonoscopy last week and expected the results to be normal...
Sometimes (depending on a location of a tumor) it's possible to remove such polyp during colonoscopy.Lotus wrote:The doctor found a polyp that he said measured 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm and he said it was 13 cm from the end of my colon.
My greatest concern is the radiation and chemo because I’m very sensitive to any type of drug especially at my age.
My surgeon performed my first colonoscopy and was not confident to remove my sessile polyp.Lotus wrote:Utwo
Do you have any idea how I could locate a highly skilled gastroenterologist or colonoscopist who may be able to do such a surgery for me?
What is Interventional Endoscopy?
In addition to diagnostic procedures, UVA Interventional Endoscopy offers advanced endoscopic procedures, such as:
- Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) with fine-needle aspiration (FNA)"UVA Interventional Endoscopy utilizes innovative and specialized endoscopic procedures to achieve its goal of providing advanced patient care of the highest quality. Patients are referred to us from the mid-Atlantic region and from across the country for some of these advanced procedures."
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Advanced polypectomy, including
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
Where do you live? Is it US or Canada?Lotus wrote:Can I not assume that the surgeon will refer me to less invasive treatment if that is in fact what can fix my issue?
It’s hard to believe that surgeons don’t work together with GI doctors to decide which least invasive procedure is needed to fix problem
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