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Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE)

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Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE)

TransNasal Esophagoscopy (TNE) is a way to examine the esophagus in an office-based, unsedated manner by passing an ultrathin scope through the nose.

The benefits of TransNasal Esophagoscopy are that you get immediate results, it is less costly, and you can return to work the same day after the examination since no intreaveneous sedatives are used.

The traditional ways of examining the esophagus fall into 2 categories, rigid esophagoscopy in the operating room performed under General Anesthesia, or flexible esophagoscopy in the endoscopy suite performed under intravenous, or conscious sedation.

With both of those techniques the esophagoscope is placed via the mouth into the esophagus. In both cases the anesthesia required to perform the procedure generally requires that the patient lose a day from work. With the transnasal technique only topical anesthesia is required so that patient may return to work shortly after the procedure is completed.

To view a publication written by Dr. Aviv (Transnasal esophagoscopy: State of the Art) in PDF format, please click here.