How to Treat Achalasia with Surgery?

Q:
How to treat achalasia with surgery?

A:
Surgery may be suit for younger people because nonsurgical treatment tends to be less effective in this group. Surgical options include:

  1. Heller myotomy.The surgeon cuts the muscle at the lower end of the esophageal sphincter to allow food to pass more easily into the stomach.
  2. Fundoplication.The surgeon wraps the top of your stomach around the lower esophageal sphincter, to tighten the muscle and prevent acid reflux.
  3. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM).The surgeon uses an endoscope inserted through your mouth and down your throat to create an incision in the inside lining of your esophagus.

According to your condition, your doctor will choose the appropriate treatment for you.

 

Keywords: achalasia surgery; surgery achalasia.

 

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