Jefferson University Hospitals

Endoscopic Diverticulostomy

Surgery is the only treatment that will permanently relieve symptoms of Zenker's diverticulum, which causes excessive pressure within the walls of the lower throat making it hard to swallow. Specialists in voice and swallowing at Jefferson can perform the minimally invasive surgical procedure known as endoscopic diverticulostomy.

Endoscopic diverticulostomy has many advantages over other types of surgery used to treat Zenker's diverticulum, such as less pain and no incisions. It usually takes just 30 minutes to perform, and you can often go home the same day as the surgery. Our specialists will explain the procedure to you in detail and provide you with after-care instructions.