Jan 12, 2013 - 1:15 am
Seems the esophogectomy scar tissue at the esopho-gastric junction continues to close. As of today it's 4 stretches in 3 months. My gi doc is suggesting a stent placement for about one month in the hope that the scar tissue will mold itself to the shape and remain open after the stent is removed. Since I am growing concerned about possible problems associated with this and my desire for a more long lasting solution. I requested a second opinion which occurred today. During that procedure the doctor also injected the scar tissue with steroids. Since I was out of it I could not question what he hopes to occur from this.
Is anyone familiar with either of these treatments and there outcomes AND potential problems?
As always Keep your faith up and stay positive!