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{Recording} Zenker’s Diverticulum & the Multiverse of Endoscopic Interventions

Zenker’s Diverticulum & the Multiverse of Endoscopic Interventions

Presented by Shumon Dhar, M.D.

Originally Broadcast on August 30, 2023

TAD Talk Description: In the past decade, through advances in technology and refinement of surgical technique, flexible endoscopic Zenker’s surgery is now a viable and safe treament option. However, conventional open trans-cervical Zenker’s surgery and rigid endoscopic surgery are still widely performed and extremely effective. In this talk we will discuss the natural course of Zenker’s diverticulum, its presentation, pre-operative work up, and a useful algorithm to help decide which surgical approach is best for the individual patient and the pro and cons of each approach. 

Target Audience: People living with dysphagia, loved ones and caregivers, healthcare professionals such as SLPs and MDs, including ENT, GI, PMR, IM, etc.

Meet the Presenter

Shumon Dhar, M.D.

Shumon Dhar, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is a laryngologist at UTSW’s Clinical Center for Voice Care and specializes in the treatment of voice, airway, and swallowing disorders.

Dr. Dhar earned his medical degree at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University and received advanced training in laryngology and broncho-esophagology through a fellowship at the University of California, Davis.

Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021. Previously, he was a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University and Chief of the Johns Hopkins Swallowing Center.

Dr. Dhar’s clinical and research interests include the medical and surgical management of voice and swallowing disorders, upper airway stenosislaryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), and early vocal cord cancer. He enjoys providing care to all types of patients, from professional singers to head and neck cancer survivors. Balancing and optimizing the major functions of the larynx (breathing, voice, and swallowing) are key principles that guide his practice.

Dr. Dhar has written numerous academic articles, serves as a reviewer for several otolaryngology journals, and delivers lectures and special presentations of his work regularly. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of its Otolaryngology Advisory Council. He is also an active member of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association and serves on the Airway and Swallowing Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and on the medical advisory board of the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders.

CEUs: No ASHA CEUs are offered for this webinar.

Cost: FREE. This webinar has been made free to all registrants thanks to a generous unrestricted educational grant provided by Bracco Diagnostics and the educational sponsors of the NFOSD.

The NFOSD TAD Talk Webinar Series is funded by an unrestricted educational grant provided by Bracco Diagnostics.

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