Study Description: This is a prospective, multi-institutional long-term study comparing the outcomes of open and endoscopic treatment, which have not been done yet. The perpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of surgical procedures (between endoscopic and open transcervical approach) for Zenker's esophageal diverticulum using pre-operative and post-operative assessment of symptoms and to satisfy the patients in order to determine whether demographics such as age, pre-operative size, and/or peri-operative co-morbidities influence outcomes. The study will help to learn more about common treatments for Zenker's diverticulum (esophageal pouches), how well they work, and how this disease affects the quality of your life.
Principal Investigator: Gregory Postma
Eligibility Criteria: Inclusion criteria: All adults who are older than 18 years will be included in this study Patients who diagnosed with cervical esophageal diverticulum or Zenker's diverticulum Patients undergoing open transcervical or endoscopic approaches
Compensation: No, subjects will not be compensated.
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