Healthcare Specialties

Zenker’s Diverticulectomy


Sphincter-saving reconstructive rectum removal is a type of surgery that is used to remove part of the rectum while preserving the anal sphincter. This type of procedure is often used to treat rectal cancer or severe rectal prolapse. The procedure is used to remove the tumor or prolapsed tissue while preserving the anal sphincter, which helps to control the expulsion of stool.

Zenker’s diverticulectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat a diverticulum, which is an outpouching of the wall of the esophagus. During this procedure, the diverticulum is removed and the edges of the esophagus are sutured together. This procedure is minimally invasive and can be
performed using a laparoscope or endoscope.

A diverticulum is usually caused by a combination of aging and weakened muscles in the wall of the esophagus. It is more common in people who are overweight or obese, who have GERD, or who have certain medical conditions like scleroderma or amyloidosis.

Patients who suffer from recurrent dysphagia, regurgitation, and chest pain may be candidates for Zenker’s diverticulectomy. This procedure is typically recommended when other treatments have failed.

The benefits of this procedure include improved swallowing, decreased regurgitation, and reduced chest pain. Additionally, the procedure is minimally invasive and can often be performed on an outpatient basis.