Is that heartburn, GERD, achalasia or something else? UCLA gastroenterologist Alireza Sedarat, MD, for an overview of achalasia, a rare disporder that makes it difficult for food and liquid to pass into the stomach. Learn about the symptoms, how to diagnose the condition, and managing the effects of achalasia.
POEM means cutting the muscle through the mouth with an endoscope. It is an incision-less endoscopic procedure that aims to recreate the Heller myotomy in a less invasive way. It follows similar surgical principles but is able to accomplish the myotomy less invasively. Dr. Sedarat performs POEM procedure in video below.