Breakthrough in Endoscopic Treatment of Zenker’s Diverticulum: Bipolar Energy Division

Shanglei Liu, MD, Robert Weisman, MD, Ran B Luo, MD, Alisa M Coker, MD, Ryan Broderick, MD, Caitlin Houghton, MD, Jonathan C DeLong, MD, Bryan J Sandler, MD, Garth R Jacobsen, MD, Santiago Horgan, MD. Department of Surgery, University of California San Diego

Laparoscopic energy sealing devices have become more advanced in recent years to allow optimum tissue sealing with minimal thermal spread during division. These developments have re-kindled the discussion on trans-oral division of Zenker’s Diverticulum using energy based devices. We present two cases in this video to demonstrate the technique of using a commercial bipolar energy sealer for endoscopic assisted division of Zenker’s Diverticulum.

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