Esophageal Dilation in Indianapolis, IN

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Esophageal dilation is a process in which your doctor at Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology will expand (or spread out) a tightened or clogged area of your esophagus. Esophageal dilation is typically performed as an endoscopic test to handle GI concerns that come with the narrowing (called a stricture) of the esophagus.

Most generally used is balloon dilation, where the balloon is inserted at the point of the stricture employing the camera on an endoscope and is then inflated to expand the esophagus. Esophageal dilation is not used as a method to cure any illnesses or conditions, but as a therapeutic procedure to assuage symptoms. For this reason, you might need to undergo esophageal dilation therapy multiple times, contingent on the character of your issue. If you are in need of esophageal dilation in Indianapolis, IN contact our clinic for more information.

There are various diverse reasons a person may benefit from esophageal dilation. Some of the general issues that many times result in an esophageal dilation procedure can include:

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

Get in touch with Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology to find a gastroenterologist that can assist in stretching your esophagus so that you may obtain the relief you need.

The majority of patients who receive esophageal dilation in Indianapolis, IN could go back to consuming their regular diet following the procedure when any numbness subsides. Start by consuming tender foods, such as bananas, eggs, and pudding, especially if you still find trouble swallowing. Grind your food thoroughly before swallowing. Talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have, and the food that is appropriate for you.

Complications are rare when performed by specially qualified physicians, be that as it may, even when done correctly, the therapy can potentially create problems. Such difficulties include splitting of the esophagus lining, bleeding, and reaction to anesthesia. Speak with your doctor regarding any fears you have, and the special dangers of your disease.

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Esophageal dilation is a simple and rapid way to help you if you've had issues swallowing nutrients so that you can get the relief you require. If you are searching for a doctor who provides esophageal dilation in Indianapolis, IN we can help. Get in touch with Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology to book an appointment so that our GI specialists can help you decide whether this procedure is the right solution for your situation.

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