Zenker’s Diverticulum NJ
Zenker’s Diverticulum is a disorder characterized by the formation of pouches on the esophagus, most typically in older people. The pouches vary in size, but can cause swallowing problems, irritation, regurgitation and bad breath due to food trapped within the pouches. Traditional surgical treatment for Zenker’s Diverticulum requires an incision in the neck to access the esophagus, resulting in a hospital stay and an inability to eat solid foods until the healing is complete. Now, however, minimally invasive endoscopic procedures make treatment of Zenker’s Diverticulum much easier. Performed on an outpatient basis, no incision is necessary and patients may resume eating food the very next day.