An esophageal disorder refers to a collection of conditions that affect how the esophagus functions. An esophagus is a tube that travels from your mouth to your stomach to carry food.
The esophagus can be affected by several diseases that cause dysphagia or difficulty swallowing. A common cause of esophageal disorders is gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a condition in which excessive stomach acid extends into the esophagus (acid reflux) and causes inflammation. Medicines, dietary changes, and lifestyle changes may be helpful.
Here at CARE Hospitals, our surgeons have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating benign esophageal diseases. Our goal is to determine the best medical approach for you, as well as the best quality of life approach for you. Some of the most common conditions we treat are:
Achalasia: Restricts food and liquid from travelling through the esophagus to the stomach
Acid reflux disease/GERD: Severe heartburn, one of the most common benign esophageal ailments
Paroesophageal hernias: When part of the stomach bulges into the chest
Benign tumours: Growths that are not cancerous; the most common is leiomyoma
Esophageal cancer: is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells lining the inner wall of the esophagus.
Motility disorders and swallowing disorders: A patient who chokes, gags, or has trouble swallowing requires expert care from doctors who can diagnose the underlying cause and prescribe an effective treatment plan.
Thoracic surgeons are usually the best qualified for the Esophageal Disorder Treatment in Hyderabad since most of the esophagus is inside the chest. We are particularly adept at treating complex cases. A short esophagus and previous failed repairs have given us plenty of experience.
You will be examined by your healthcare provider to determine the cause of your symptoms. You may be asked to swallow so your healthcare provider can examine your neck.
The following tests are used to diagnose esophageal disorders:
Upper endoscopy involves using a long, thin scope to examine the upper part of the digestive tract. It is also possible that your healthcare provider will take tissue samples for biopsy and check for signs of inflammation, cancer, and other diseases.
An X-ray of the esophagus and digestive tract (barium swallow) uses radiographic imaging to see how barium solution flows through them.
An esophageal manometer measures how well your esophagus and esophageal sphincter work during swallowing.
A pH test of the esophagus measures the level of stomach acid in the stomach.
Treatment of Esophageal Disease
Neutralize stomach acid with Antacids.
Increase stomach acid production with H2 blockers.
Reduce stomach acid with proton pump inhibitors.
Botulinum toxin (Botox): Esophageal muscles can be relaxed by injecting Botox. Your food will pass through your stomach more easily.
Endoscopy: An intravenous tube allows us to examine the interior of your stomach and esophagus. Among the endoscopic procedures performed with confocal endoscopy are ablation, mucosal and submucosal dissections, and ablative surgery.
Esophagus mucosal resection: Surgery to remove diseased lymph nodes near the esophagus.
Laparoscopy: Fiber-optic instruments are inserted into your body to examine your organs or perform procedures. There are many different types of fundoplication, including Nissen fundoplication, partial fundoplication, and gastric bypass.
Pneumatic dilatation: Expanding the lower portion of the esophageal valve using a scope and balloon. Eating becomes easier because of the ease with which food passes from your esophagus to your stomach.
POEM: Here, your esophagus is opened from the inside, without leaving any visible scarring.
Heller myotomy: The lower esophagus muscle is incised to relieve pressure on the esophageal sphincter.
Esophagectomy: We remove part of your esophagus and rebuild it using another organ.
Why choose us?
A multidisciplinary team of experts provides technical skill with an understanding of a broad range of Esophageal problems. Aside from gastroenterologists and surgeons, our team also consists of oncologists, radiologists, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, speech and physical therapists, and other specialists at CARE Hospitals who will do their best at providing Esophageal Disorder Treatment in Hyderabad.
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