In-Office Esophageal Procedures

Naren N. Venkatesan, Peter C. Belafsky

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Dysphagia is a common symptom experienced by many and arising from numerous different pathologies. Advances in technology have allowed for development of thin, distal-chip, video esophagoscopes. These esophagoscopes have transformed patient care and allow the clinician to perform a comprehensive dysphagia evaluation and provide advanced treatments for swallowing disorders in the office without the need for sedation. The purpose of this manuscript is to provide a state-of-the-art review of office-based esophageal procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-154
Number of pages11
JournalCurrent Otorhinolaryngology Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2015


  • Cricopharyngeus muscle dysfunction
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal dilation
  • In-office procedures
  • Transnasal esophagoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Clinical Neurology


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