Esophageal Dilation in Connecticut

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What is esophageal dilation?

Esophageal dilation is when your GI provider at Connecticut GI will expand (or spread out) a tightened or obstructed area of your esophagus. Esophageal dilation is typically done as an endoscopic exam to treat GI issues that come with the constriction (called a stricture) of the esophagus.

The most common technique performed is balloon dilation wherein a balloon is implanted at the area of the stricture (using a camera on an endoscope) and is then enlarged to spread the esophagus. Esophageal dilation is not employed as an approach to heal any illnesses or ailments but as a therapeutic procedure to assuage symptoms. For this reason, you might need to have esophageal dilation therapy many times, contingent on the state of your condition. If you need esophageal dilation in Connecticut, please get in touch with a GI practice location near you for more information.

Who needs esophageal dilation?

There are many different reasons a person could benefit from esophageal dilation. Some of the common conditions that frequently result in esophageal dilation therapy can include:

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Chemical damage to the esophagus that results in inflammation and constriction
  • GERD (chronic acid reflux)
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)

Reach out to your nearest Connecticut GI location to connect with a GI specialist that can help expand your esophagus so that you can experience the relief you need.

Can I eat after esophageal dilation?

Many patients who have an esophageal dilation in Connecticut may return to eating their regular diet following the treatment, after any numbness subsides. Begin by consuming soft foods, such as bananas, eggs, and pudding, especially if you still have difficulty swallowing. Chew your food thoroughly before swallowing. Talk to your specialist about any concerns you might have and the appropriate food for you.

Is esophageal dilation risky?

Difficulties are rare when performed by experienced specialists; however, even when executed correctly, the therapy can potentially cause complications. Such problems cover splitting of the esophagus lining, bleeding, and adverse response to anesthesia. Speak with your provider about any concerns you have and specific risks for your condition.

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Your quick and easy solution to help you swallow again

Esophageal dilation is a straightforward and effective method to help you if you've had issues swallowing so that you can get the relief you need. If you are seeking a GI provider who offers esophageal dilation in Connecticut, we can help. Speak with a Connecticut GI team member to request a consultation so our GI specialists can help you decide whether this therapy is the right solution for your condition.

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