What is Endoscopy with Dilatation?

Category: Procedures

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Endoscopy is a test that involves passing an endoscope, a long, flexible black tube with a light and video camera on one end, through the mouth to examine the esophagus. A dilatation involves stretching narrowed areas The endoscopist performs a dilatation using a guidewire and dilators or a balloon.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Esophagus narrowing 6 2
Esophageal dysphagia 2 2
Hiatal hernia 2 0
Improve swallowing 2 1
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 2 1
Acid reflux 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Endoscopy with Dilatation

Side effect Patients
Back pain 1
Chest pain 1
Sore throat 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Endoscopy with Dilatation

Dosage Patients
one time 2
as needed 1
monthly 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 4
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1 patient evaluation for Endoscopy with Dilatation

Jan 4, 2017 (Started Apr 26, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for esophageal dysphagia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It worked out well!

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