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Dan Martin

Minimally Invasive Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) Rules Out Cancer

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Earlier today Dr. Hueylan Chern called me to let me know that I don’t have cancer and that the transanal endoscopic microsurgical (TEM) excision procedure was a success. I really don’t know how to say ‘Thank You’ in a way that relays my true emotions. Obviously, I’m ecstatic and my family is also. You were my first contact at UCSF, you made the recommendation to use this procedure and it will forever positively impact my life. I am also especially happy that we went with the TEM over the more invasive procedure. Along the way you helped reassure me that you thought this was the right procedure and I thank you for that. Waiting and waiting is really hard, so any positive reassurance along the way makes a major difference. So, for everything you do and have done for me, I thank you. You have made a major difference in my life and without your help/skill/expertise, things could have gone a lot differently for me. I will never be able to truly express my gratitude.

-Dan Martin

Tags: Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
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