Scroll Top
RPAH Medical Centre, Suite G10, 100 Carillon Ave, Newtown NSW 2042
02 9516 0778
Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)

Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)

​​ESD is a minimally invasive therapeutic procedure that involves removing dangerous growths (eg polyps) from the inner layer (mucosa) or the area between the inner and outer wall (submucosa) of your oesophagus, stomach or bowel, using an endoscope and an electrically heated knife.

need more information?

faqS

ESD is a minimally invasive therapeutic procedure that involves removing dangerous growths (eg polyps) from the inner layer (mucosa) or the area between the inner and outer wall (submucosa) of your oesophagus, stomach or bowel, using an endoscope and an electrically heated knife.

The procedure consists of three steps:

1.Injecting fluid into the submucosa to elevate the lesion

2. Cutting the surrounding mucosa of the lesion

3. Dissecting the submucosa beneath the lesion. 

Download the ESD fact sheet for information regarding colonoscopy preparation; how it’s performed and more.