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Esophageal Stricture Treatments


Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatment options include the following:

Esophageal Dilation

Esophageal dilation is a procedure your doctor performs to stretch or widen your esophagus. Your doctor will pass an endoscope through your mouth and into the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. He will either inflate a small balloon or use tapered plastic dilators to stretch your esophagus. For your comfort, your doctor may perform this procedure while you are sedated and may apply a local anesthetic spray to the back of your throat. Repeat dilations are often required to adequately stretch the esophagus.

Proton Pump Inhibitors

When esophageal stricture is caused by GERD, proton pump inhibitors, or acid-blocking medicines, are used to prevent the stricture from returning.

If you are diagnosed with esophageal stricture, follow your doctor's instructions.

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