THE TREATMENT OF ESOPHAGEAL STENOSIS
An experienced surgeon with skills and knowledge to diagnose, recognize challenges, and carry out all the necessary therapeutic options (endoscopic and surgical) in the treatment of esophageal stenosis.
Has the competence to resolve the issues of prior unsuccessful treatment of esophageal stenosis.
ESOPHAGEAL STENOSIS CAUSES DIFFICULTIES IN SWALLOWING
Having difficulty swallowing is a worrying symptom which necessarily requires a visit to the physician and additional tests.
Frequently, the cause of difficulty swallowing is of organic nature:
The benign esophageal stricture resulting from
- damage to the esophagus due to chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD)
- mechanical or chemical injury to the esophagus
External causes (enlarged thyroid gland, cervical osteophytes, i.e. bone spurs in the neck)
A tumour in the esophagus or in its vicinity
…but the cause of difficulty swallowing can also be liver function disorder.
AN EXPERT IN TREATING BOTH THE BENIGN AND MALIGN ESOHPAGEAL DISEASES
Stretches the limits of the minimally invasive surgery of the esophagus
by improving the existing and developing new surgical procedures
An expert in the field of the benign and malign esophageal diseases
with rich experience of more than 25 years
A consultant for surgical treatment of the esophagus
in several university hospitals in the country and the region
A world-renowned expert
Member of the Education and Training Committee of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery
Endoscopic procedures in the last 10 years
COMBINING TRADITION AND INNOVATION
Dr Bjelović began his training at the Esophagus Surgery Centre at the Clinical Centre of Serbia, which is the regional centre for the surgery of the esophagus.
More than 15 year ago he began performing minimally invasive surgeries and interventional endoscopic procedures in treating esophageal stenosis of various origins, building on the experiences of the world’s most well-known centres for this type of surgery, from Japan to the US.
GREAT FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE IN ENDOSCOPIC PROCEDURES FOR TREATING ESOPHAGEAL STENOSIS
Endoscopic dilatation (widening) of the esophagus
Endoscopic esophageal stent insertion
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
AN EXPERIENCED SURGEON WITH COMPETENCE TO PERFORM THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE ESOPHAGUS WHEN ESOPHAGEAL STENOSIS CANNOT BE TREATED ENDOSCOPICALLY
In a number of patients, esophageal stenosis cannot be resolved by endoscopic treatment.
In such cases, part or the whole of the esophagus needs to be replaced to enable an unhindered intake of food through the mouth.
BECAUSE I CARE…
And want to make the latest top-quality minimally invasive surgery safe and available.
And feel responsibility for patients, patients’ family members, and colleagues.
And instill a sense of security and trust by utilizing a holistic approach
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