A member asked:
What do you recommend for esophageal varices?
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc answered
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Banding: Esophageal varices are treated with endoscopic banding, a procedure (semi invasive) that ties the varices in the esophagus that prevents them from bleeding. Sclerotherapy (injecting a substance that will cause obliteration of a varix) is another option, but is less frequently used. Anti-acid therapy with acid reducers is added as well.
Answered on Apr 6, 2017
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