Oesophageal Diverticula Treatment Dubai

Do you ever feel a persistent discomfort while swallowing, as if something is stuck in your throat? You’re not alone. 

Many individuals face this frustrating issue, often unaware that it could be linked to a condition known as Oesophageal Diverticula.

What is an Oesophageal Diverticula?

An oesophagal diverticula is a pouch-like bulge or outpouching that forms in the wall of the oesophagus, a muscular tube connecting the throat to the stomach. 

This occurs when the inner lining of the oesophagus pushes through the surrounding muscles, creating a small sac or pocket.

There are three types of oesophageal diverticula, based on where they’re located:

What are the Symptoms of an Oesophageal Diverticula?

Esophageal diverticula often causes no symptoms. You might not ever know that you have one. But you might notice:

If you suspect you have oesophageal diverticula or are experiencing these symptoms, seeking medical attention is crucial for a proper diagnosis and management.

How is an Oesophageal Diverticula Diagnosed?

The diagnosis of an oesophageal diverticula typically involves a combination of clinical evaluation and imaging studies. Here are common methods used for diagnosing oesophageal diverticula:

  • Esophagram, or barium swallow test, uses X-rays and a chalky contrast solution to capture live video images of the oesophagus during swallowing.
  • Upper endoscopy, or EGD test, employs a sedated endoscope to visualise the upper gastrointestinal tract, projecting images onto a computer screen for detailed examination.
  • Oesophageal manometry measures swallowing muscle strength through sensors in a nasogastric tube.

Once a diagnosis is established, Dr Balaji can develop an appropriate oesophageal diverticula treatment Dubai.

What is the Treatment for an Oesophageal Diverticula?

Most oesophageal diverticula don’t need treatment. If they don’t cause any symptoms or complications, you can leave them alone. But if a diverticula does cause symptoms or complications, you might need a procedure to close or remove it.

Symptomatic esophageal diverticula usually need some sort of treatment to deal with the diverticular either in the form of removing it or creating of either passage to enable food go down.

Surgery:

In instances of significant symptoms, complications, or ineffectiveness of alternative treatments, surgical intervention may be advised.

Oesophageal Diverticula Surgery Dubai include diverticulectomy (removal of the diverticula) or diverticulopexy (repositioning the diverticula without removal).

Endoscopic Diverticulotomy: 

An alternative to traditional surgery is the Dohlman procedure, where a flexible endoscope is inserted through the mouth into the oesophagus for the operation. 

The endoscopist divides the septum between the diverticula and the oesophageal wall using a laser, electrocautery, or a stapling device, which can both cut and seal the incision.

Contact Dr. Balaji for Oesophageal Diverticula Treatment Dubai

For expert care and treatment of oesophageal diverticula in Dubai, consider contacting Dr. Balaji. 

Dr. Balaji Nagammapudur is a highly skilled consultant surgeon specialising in oesophageal-related problems. With a focus on personalised and effective approaches, Dr. Balaji provides specialised guidance and interventions tailored to your specific needs. 

Contact Dr. Balaji for comprehensive care and expert management of the oesophageal diverticula in Dubai.

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FAQ

Esophageal diverticula are uncommon, affecting about 1% of the population. Typically, they are observed more frequently in individuals aged 50 and above, with a higher occurrence after the age of 70. This condition is slightly more prevalent in men and people assigned male at birth.

Yes, over time, untreated diverticula can potentially result in complications such as chronic respiratory infections, obstruction-related issues, and, in extremely rare cases, squamous cell carcinoma.

Eating slowly, maintaining an upright posture during and after meals, and avoiding lying down immediately after eating can help reduce symptoms associated with oesophageal diverticula.

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