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#6019296 - 10/07/17 06:09 PM zenkers diverticulum
peej Offline
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Registered: 01/15/16
Posts: 14
Loc: Idaho
Ill be going in for surgery to correct this in a couple of weeks has anyone even heard of this before? I had not until i was diagnosed a few weeks ago. If anyone has had this surgery i would love to hear your story. i would like to know about how long it took to heal up. Basically over time a pouch forms in your esophagus making it hard to swallow and trapping food in your throat.

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#6035000 - 10/24/17 07:39 PM Re: zenkers diverticulum [Re: peej]
POC Offline
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Registered: 11/03/12
Posts: 12
Loc: Southern Indiana
I have heard of it, haven't had the surgery or anything. I'd think it is not a long recovery, but I might be wrong.

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#6040486 - 10/30/17 07:27 PM Re: zenkers diverticulum [Re: peej]
dukinator Offline
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 11
Loc: MO
Just found out this weekend a buddy has it. His is somewhat unusual as its very low and very large. 60mm. He is going to have surgery next April. Not sure why he is putting it off so long. Nexium helps him but still has issues.

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#6044582 - 11/04/17 01:09 AM Re: zenkers diverticulum [Re: peej]
peej Offline
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Registered: 01/15/16
Posts: 14
Loc: Idaho
Well i went in for the surgery on the 24 of oct. The doc had a plan A and a plan B. told me that he would try to go in through my mouth.If that was unsuccessful he would go to plan B which involved an incision in my lower neck region.when i came out of the anesthesia I reached up and felt my neck. No bandage so i was pretty happy that he didnt have to cut me open.My throat was pretty sore but not as bad as I had anticipated. I was so relieved and happy to get this behind me. Until the nurse informs me that they couldn't get the job done through my mouth and some one dropped the ball and the correct surgical kit was missing to go through my neck. My lips looked and felt like I had been in a fist fight.I had a loose and chipped tooth. the Doc apologized and told me To call and reschedule. Dissapointed to say the least.

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