Feb 22, 2013 - 7:29 pm
I’m two years, three months out from my MIE (unfortunately I’ve had recurrences) and over the past six months have suffered with frequent vomiting. My doctors have diagnosed the issue as a gastroparesis and have recommended a dilation of the pyloric valve to allow food to empty into the intestines more rapidly. We have made two attempts to do this procedure and in both cases it had to be aborted. The first time due to an inability to inflate the balloon and the second time I did not respond to the conscious sedation. We plan on trying one more time with general anesthesia this time. I’m curious to know if others that have had an esophagectomy have suffered from gastroparesis and were they able to successfully treat it, and how?