Endoscopic Staple Diverticulostomy Slideshow #11 of 12

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The stapler is activated resulting in the simulaneous division and stapling of the mucosal edges. Now, whenever anything goes into the diverticulum, it doesn't get trapped and instead "falls" into the esophagus and down to your stomach like it normally should.

 

 

Here are 2 side views BEFORE and AFTER the procedure.

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You will now be awakened and transported to the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). Only a minority of patients complain of a bad sore throat after the procedure. Most patients take narcotics for only a few days.

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