What is Esophageal Dilation?
Esophageal Dilation is a procedure that allows Dr. Klin to open, or stretch, a narrowed area of your esophagus. This procedure is done through an endoscopy, and under local anesthesia or sedation.
Why is Esophageal Dilation done?
The most common cause of narrowing of the esophagus is scarring of the esophagus from stomach acid reflux. The esophagus is narrowed, which often causes trouble with swallowing, leading to discomfort or pain. Less common causes of esophageal narrowing are excess tissue, scarring after radiation treatments, a disorder in the way the esophagus moves, or sometimes cancer.
Source: AMA Complete Encyclopedia, Copyright 2003, American Medical Association
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