Management of Esophageal Diverticula

Management of Esophageal Diverticula
This webinar will provide an overview of diagnosis and management of various diverticulum in the esophagus. Diverticula most frequently is related to a motility disorder, such as achalasia or esophageal scleroderma, which prevent the muscles of the esophagus from moving food properly into the stomach. Diagnosis of an esophageal diverticulum can often be done by fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) and/or an esophagram/barium swallow. Various case studies and treatment options will be reviewed, including surgical, endoscopic or both.

Ryan J. Law, D.O.
Mayo Clinic
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Rochester, MN, USA

* Dr. Law is a long standing ASGE member whose gastroenterology practice and advanced training in complex endoscopic procedures include: ERCP, Diagnostic/Therapeutic EUS, Submucosal endoscopy for the treatment of gastroparesis and Zenker's diverticulum and Endoscopic resection of large/complex colorectal polyps.  In addition, Dr. Law is active in clinical research and the education of residents and fellows. Dr. Law is on the editorial board of multiple gastroenterology journals and has spoken on various pancreaticobiliary disorders across the country and internationally.

Sean Bhalla, MD, Advanced Endoscopy Fellow
Kelly E. Hathorn, MD, Advanced Endoscopy Fellow

ASGE Staff:   Ed Dellert

1. Understand the most important signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer, why it appears and
        how to detect. 
2. Discuss common symptoms and how patient presentation could include other pathologies.
3. Describe the various series of imaging and lab studies commonly conducted to reach to a
        definite conclusion.
4. Identify surgical and endoscopic techniques in treatment considerations.
7:00 – 7:05 PM:  Welcome and Introductions – Ed Dellert
7:05 – 7:45 PM:     Management of Esophageal Diverticula – Diagnosis to Management  - Ryan Law
7:45 – 8:00 PM: Discussion and Questions and Answers – Ryan Law and Moderators
8:00 PM: Final Points and Take Away
8:00 PM: Adjourn

6/24/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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