Background Treatment of Zenkers diverticulum has evolved from open surgery to endoscopic techniques, including flexible and rigid endoscopic septotomy, and more recently, peroral endoscopic myotomy (Z-POEM). This study compared the effectiveness of flexible and rigid endoscopic septotomy with that of Z-POEM. Methods Consecutive patients who underwent endoscopic septotomy (flexible/rigid) or Z-POEM for Zenkers diverticulum between 1/2016 and 9/2019 were included. Primary outcomes were clinical success (decrease in Dakkak and Bennett dysphagia score to ≤ 1), clinical failure, and clinical recurrence. Secondary outcomes included technical success and rate/severity of adverse events. Results 245 patients (110 females, mean age 72.63 years, standard deviation [SD] 12.37 years) from 12 centers were included. Z-POEM was the most common management modality (n = 119), followed by flexible (n = 86) and rigid (n= 40) endoscopic septotomy. Clinical success was 92.7% for Z-POEM, 89.2% for rigid septotomy, and 86.7% for flexible septotomy (P = 0.26). Symptoms recurred in 24 patients (15 Z-POEM during a mean follow-up of 282.04 [SD 300.48] days, 6 flexible, 3 rigid [P=0.47]). Adverse events occurred in 30.0% rigid septotomy patients, 16.8% ZPOEM patients, and 2.3% flexible septotomy patients (P < 0.05). Conclusions There was no difference in outcomes between the three treatment approaches for symptomatic Zenker s diverticulum. Rigid endoscopic septotomy was associated with the highest rate of complications, while flexible endoscopic septotomy appeared to be the safest. Recurrence following Z-POEM was similar to flexible and rigid endoscopic septotomy. Prospective studies with longterm follow-up are required.