Esophageal Diverticula Treatments

When there are no symptoms of esophageal diverticula or if symptoms are mild, lifestyle changes may be adequate to minimize further damage to the esophagus. Those changes include:

  • Taking small bites and chewing carefully
  • Drinking water during and after meals
  • Sitting completely upright while eating
  • Eating a bland diet

When symptoms become severe or have caused dangerous complications, such as aspiration pneumonia or a tear in the esophagus, laparoscopic or open surgery to repair the esophageal lining may be required.