Strictures

What are Strictures?

Abnormal narrowings of the digestive tract, usually in the esophagus, bile duct, pancreatic duct or pylorus. Strictures can be cancerous or non-cancerous and are caused by scar tissue or tumors that obstruct the tract and interfere with normal GI function. For example, acid reflux can cause damage to the esophagus and the resulting scar tissue can narrow the esophagus and cause a stricture.


Common Symptoms

Strictures sometimes display symptoms like difficult or painful swallowing, heartburn, regurgitation or vomiting, and frequent hiccupping or burping.


Treatments

Strictures are treated using an advanced procedure called Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).


Swallowing And Reflux Program

Are you like one in five Americans who have trouble swallowing or suffer from Acid Reflux? Click below to see how Hartford HealthCare is prepared to help you.

Swallowing And Reflux Program

Are you like one in five Americans who have trouble swallowing or suffer from Acid Reflux? Click below to see how Hartford HealthCare is prepared to help you.


Meet Our ERCP Specialists

Name Specialties Location
Golioto, Michael John, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hartford
Jo, Kevin Seungho, MD 203.886.0036
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Wallingford
  • Hartford
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Karasik, Michael Steven, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Mehendiratta, Vaibhav, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
  • Norwich
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Nestler, Jeffry Laurence, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Weiser, Jeffrey Steven, MD 860.409.4567
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Farmington
  • Bloomfield
  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
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Williamson, Jonathan Blair, MD 860.246.2571
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
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