Esophageal Stricture Treatments
Treatment for an esophageal stricture depends on the cause and severity of the stricture. Treatments may include:
- Medication: Possible medications include:
- Bougie: Your physician can insert increasingly larger bougies, or weighted tubes, to dilate the narrowed area.
- Pneumatic (balloon) dilation: Using an endoscope, a special balloon is passed through the mouth and into the esophagus, where it is inflated to stretch the restrictive muscles.
- Surgery: Surgery may be recommended to treat tumors or achalasia.