Office-based treatment of dysphagia

Naren N. Venkatesan, Peter C Belafsky

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Dysphagia is a common symptom affecting many patients with several different causes. The use of thin, distal-chip, video esophagoscopes allows for a thorough evaluation and management of dysphagia in the office. Esophagitis should be recognized on endoscopy in addition to webs, rings, and strictures. Procedures to treat the cause of dysphagia can be performed in clinic with the use of topical anesthesia. Descriptions of how to perform procedures for dysphagia, including vocal fold medialization, diagnostic esophagoscopy, and esophageal procedures for intervention are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-113
Number of pages10
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


  • Dysphagia
  • Esophagoscopy
  • In-Office Procedures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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