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how do i get a esophageal dilation prcedure?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
See a gastro: Dilation can be performed for peptic strictures, schatski rings and achalasia. There are several different types of dilators. Most often dilation is done in patients who feel like food is caught. Usually an endoscopy is performed at the same time as dilation by a gastroenterologist.

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A 29-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: esophageal dilation?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Stretching the esoph: It is the procedure of stretching a narrowing of the esophagus (both benign conditions like strictures, webs, rings and malignant like cancer). It can be done endoscopic ally or under x-ray guidance.

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