Stent Insertions

A stent is a plastic or metal-woven tube that is inserted endoscopically into the body to prevent or counteract localized flow constrictions. Stents can be inserted into the esophagus (e.g. for malignant diseases of the esophagus causing difficulty in swallowing) as well as into constricted areas of the biliary and pancreatic ducts and can be exchanged as needed. All endoscopic procedures are performed under sedation in an in-patient hospital setting.