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What do you recommend for esophageal varices?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Most commonly, esophageal varices are caused by portal hypertension, which is most commonly caused by liver cirrhosis, and which is most commonly caused by alcoholism .
.. Needs evaluation by liver surgeon for possible portal decompression with some type of porto-systemic shunt.

In brief: Depends

Most commonly, esophageal varices are caused by portal hypertension, which is most commonly caused by liver cirrhosis, and which is most commonly caused by alcoholism .
.. Needs evaluation by liver surgeon for possible portal decompression with some type of porto-systemic shunt.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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