Our skilled team of doctors are trained in the latest minimally invasive techniques for stretching the esophagus. We offer dilation, an advanced endoscopic procedure, for safe, effective treatment.
Your doctor guides an endoscope (thin, flexible tube containing a miniature light) down the throat to visualize the inside of the esophagus. Using special tools, the doctor dilates, or stretches, the esophagus.
Stanford is one of a few sites in the country offering EndoFlip to measure the diameter of the esophagus and how wide it can stretch, for EoE. Recent research suggests that the results of this test may predict the risk of food impaction (food getting stuck in the esophagus). Your doctor may combine EndoFlip with other endoscopic procedures.