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Esophagus reconstruction is an incisionless procedure, meaning we make no incisions outside your gastrointestinal tract. As nationally renowned experts in minimally invasive esophagus disease treatments, we deliver esophagus reconstruction procedures with a level of precision found only in the country's most elite programs.
Here’s what to expect:
You receive medications to help you relax and not feel pain, but you’ll probably stay awake for your procedure (conscious sedation).
Your physician passes an endoscope (long thin tube with a light and camera) through your mouth into your esophagus.
Using the endoscope camera, we pinpoint areas of dysfunctional tissue within your lower esophageal sphincter.
We use the Stretta® device to apply treatments directly to your esophagus muscle.
Once complete, we use the endoscope camera to view your esophagus one more time.
You can go home the day of your procedure and should be able to return to your normal activities very quickly.
You may need to take medication for up to eight weeks after your procedure to help your esophagus heal.