A common symptom is “dysphagia” or the sensation of food getting stuck on the way down. This is an uncomfortable and distressing symptom and has a number of possible causes. These include reflux oesophagitis and food allergies. At the time of the gastroscopy to investigate the oesophagus, plastic dilators can be introduced to widen the oesophagus, and which is frequently very helpful. Dr Hall with discuss the aspects of this procedure at the initial consultation.