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Endoscopic Esophageal Diverticulectomy

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Endoscopic Esophageal Diverticulectomy

What is an Endoscopic Esophageal Diverticulectomy?

A minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic esophageal diverticulectomy involves going through the mouth in order to remove a diverticulum (distended pouch) from the wall of the esophagus. This procedure is performed using tiny surgical instruments and a video camera inserted through one or more small incisions.

Also Known As:

  • Throat surgery

Conditions Treated with an Endoscopic Esophageal Diverticulectomy:

Endoscopic esophageal diverticulectomy is utilized in order to treat esophageal diverticulum.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to an Endoscopic Esophageal Diverticulectomy:

Non-surgical alternatives to endoscopic esophageal diverticulectomy include dietary changes and drinking water after eating solid foods. Esophageal diverticulectomy is a surgical alternative to the procedure.

Anesthesia with an Endoscopic Esophageal Diverticulectomy:

Endoscopic esophageal diverticulectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from an Endoscopic Esophageal Diverticulectomy:

Possible risks following endoscopic esophageal diverticulectomy include nerve damage, infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience esophageal fistula or stricture.

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