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Is putting dilators on narrowed esophagus due to chemo and radiation is permanent solution and is it surgery ?

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In brief: Sometimes

This can relieve symptoms and sometimes be permanent, but sometimes surgery is needed.
Try this first.

In brief: Sometimes

This can relieve symptoms and sometimes be permanent, but sometimes surgery is needed.
Try this first.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Ly Phan
Surgery
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In brief: Procedure

Balloon dilatation is short term solution to stretch out the stricture.
But like rubber band stretching, it will go back to its original shape. May have to redilate down the road.

In brief: Procedure

Balloon dilatation is short term solution to stretch out the stricture.
But like rubber band stretching, it will go back to its original shape. May have to redilate down the road.
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan
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