My mother was advised of esophagus surgery frequently for her shrunken esophagus. What are the side effects of frequent surgeries?

Q. What are the side effects of frequent esophagus surgeries for shrunken esophagus?

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This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 23, 2023 and last reviewed on: Mar 28, 2023

Hello doctor,

My mother ingested a toilet cleaner a few months ago and she has received the required treatment. She is now fitted with a nasal tube for food intake. Now the doctor wants to do a stomach and esophagus surgery. The doctor says the esophagus has shrunk a lot, and it needs to be replaced now and then. The surgery performed on the esophagus is not permanent and must be done frequently based on how long the patient does well. I want to know how long this surgery usually lasts. What are the minimum and maximum timelines? And when this surgery is done frequently, what are the side effects? How much will the surgery cost? Is there no permanent solution to this problem?



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This is something complicated problem. Esophageal stenosis is the problem. The time of surgery and the amount of surgery depend mainly upon the stenosis length. Also, the country in which you are doing the surgery plays the main role in deciding the amount. But there are some suggestions available for gastrostomy feeding.

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