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Typically, esophageal stent placement is an outpatient procedure. You will stay for a few hours afterward while your vital signs are watched. Make sure someone is there to drive you home. You will need to take it easy for the rest of the day. In other cases, you may need to stay at the hospital overnight.
You may have some discomfort after your procedure. But it usually doesn’t last longer than a day or two. You can have over-the-counter pain medicines if you need them.
Your healthcare provider will give you specific instructions about when you can eat and drink again. He or she may also give you other specific instructions about your recovery. Continue to follow up regularly. Let your healthcare provider know right away about any new problems, like fever or acid (gastroesophageal) reflux. You might need a new procedure because of a complication, such as food blockage of the stent or stent movement.