Esophageal stenting is used to keep the esophagus unobstructed. Esophageal stents are effective in treating:
At NYU Medical Center, stent placement is performed in the operating room by an experienced team that includes a surgeon, anesthesiologist and nursing staff. The procedure can be performed through either rigid or flexible endoscopy, using either temporary (plastic) or more permanent (metal) stents.
Post-operative patients are carefully monitored by a multidisciplinary team to ensure their comfort and care and can eat and drink immediately following the procedure.