I am going to have a 3rd "throat stretch" in a few weeks because of a " chronic esophogal ring." I have difficulty swallowing, and have required the stretch process twice in 14 months. During the last endoscopy, the dr. removed throat polyps. Have any of you heard of the ring stretch? I have esophogitis, and take prevacid. I have friends who have dealt with difficulty swallowing, but no one else has ever heard of the stretch.