Cleveland Clinic has created the multidisciplinary Neurogastroenterology and Motility Center to provide comprehensive specialized care and conduct research involving complex disorders that have a neural basis and affect control of digestion and the gastrointestinal system.
In Type III Achalasia, POEM Reliably Delivers Excellent Sustained Palliation
Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) should be considered first-line therapy for patients with type III achalasia, conclude the authors of one of the largest-ever studies of this uncommon achalasia subtype.
POEM for Achalasia: Safe and Highly Effective in Geriatric Patients
Good options for achalasia in the elderly are few, and data on per oral endoscopic myotomy in this population are limited. A large retrospective analysis provides some of the most reassuring data to date.
POEM for Achalasia: Safe and Effective, but Not Ready to Displace Heller Myotomy
A large case series demonstrates objective improvements in esophageal drainage plus subjective symptom palliation, but long-term data and reassurance about reflux are still needed.
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Risk of Reflux After Achalasia Treatment: POEM vs. Heller Myotomy
A new study comparing two common treatments for achalasia, POEM and LHM, found higher levels of acid exposure in patients who had the less-invasive POEM procedure.
Lessons Learned from POEM After Heller Myotomy for Achalasia (Video)
Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a promising minimally invasive option for surgical treatment of achalasia. An expert thoracic surgeon uses rich endoscopic video footage to walk through POEM step by step.