Esophageal Dilation in Utah

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Esophageal dilation is a technique performed by the specialists at Utah Gastroenterology to widen (or dilate) a part of the esophagus that has become obstructed or constricted. Esophageal dilation is typically done as an endoscopic exam to address digestive issues that accompany the narrowing (called a stricture) of the esophagus.

The most common procedure used for this treatment is balloon dilation, in which a balloon is implanted at the area of the stricture using video feed from an endoscope and is then enlarged to expand the esophagus. Esophageal dilation is not utilized as a system to heal any diseases or ailments, but as a therapeutic procedure to alleviate symptoms. Therefore, you might need to acquire esophageal dilation therapy many times, based on the character of your ailment. If you need esophageal dilation in Utah, please contact our practice for more information.

Esophageal dilation might be used to relieve a variety of conditions. A few of the most common are:

  • Chemical injury to the esophagus that results in swelling and constricting
  • Cancer of the esophagus
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
  • GERD (chronic acid reflux)

Contact Utah Gastroenterology to find a gastroenterologist who can assist in dilating your esophagus so that you may experience the relief you require.

The majority of patients who undergo esophageal dilation in Utah are able to return to their regular diet after any numbness subsides following the procedure. Start by consuming soft foods, such as bananas, eggs, and pudding, especially if you still have difficulty swallowing. Chew your food well prior to swallowing. Speak with your doctor about any problems you may experience, and the diet that is good for you.

Esophageal dilation carries relatively few risks when carried out by a qualified specialist; however, there is a small possibility of complications, even when the procedure is performed properly. Such complications include ripping in the tissues lining the esophagus, bleeding, and adverse response to anesthesia. Communicate with your specialist regarding any fears you have as well as particular risks for your ailment.

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Esophageal dilation is a simple, quick procedure to help anyone who is having problems swallowing food get back to their normal life again. If you are searching for a doctor who offers esophageal dilation in Utah, our team can help. Speak with Utah Gastroenterology to request a consultation so that our gastrointestinal physicians can help you determine whether this procedure is the ideal solution for your condition.

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