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What are the side effects of esophageal surgery?

The biggest side effect of esophageal surgery is difficulty swallowing, or dysphagia. Therefore, it is recommended to stay on a liquid and soft-food diet during recovery. Swallowing gradually improves, and a normal diet can be restored at about six weeks after surgery. Other long-term side effects include difficulty vomiting or burping, which can lead to gas. In general, esophageal surgery is a very well-tolerated procedure and the satisfaction level with it is extremely high.

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