Am I a candidate for esophageal dilation?
Esophageal dilation is recommended to patients who suffer from esophageal stricture, and have trouble swallowing food. We recommend you refer to one of our certified specialists for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
How do I prepare for esophageal dilation?
You will be asked to avoid eating or drinking for at least six hours before the procedure. If you’re taking medications inform your endoscopist.
What can I expect after the procedure?
After the procedure, you might have a sore throat and pain behind your breast bone. You can drink and eat after the numbness in your throat goes away, usually on the same day.
Will I need to repeat the procedure?
Depending on the cause and severity of the narrowing it may be necessary to repeat the procedure.