Just happen to pop in this forum and see this....
I had my esophagus dialated last month while my gastro was doing an endoscopy. My throat was sore for a couple of days and that is it. It has helped considerably with my difficulty swallowing and getting choked. My gastro said it is a very routine procedure with minimal risks.
SLE diagnosis 10/05 now changed to RA 3/06, Endometriosis 5/05, PCOS 1990
Meds: Metformin ER 1500mg (PCOS); Loestrin BCPs (Endo); Methotrexate 15mg (RA); Metanx 5mg (RA); Orencia 750mgs (RA); Lunesta 2mg (as needed); Prevacid