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Esophageal Stenting

Esophageal stenting is used to keep the esophagus unobstructed. Esophageal stents are effective in treating:

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal perforations caused by cancer, trauma, or other conditions
  • Leaks in the esophagus following esophageal surgery

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.