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Achalasia Surgery & Treatments

Achalasia Surgery & Treatments

What is achalasia?
Achalasia treatments overview
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Achalasia treatments overview

The proper treatment for each patient will be determined by the physician, in consultation with the patient, after test results are evaluated.

Achalasia treatments include:

  • Medication
  • Botulinum Toxin injections
  • Pneumatic dilatation (balloon dilation) - In this procedure, under sedation, a balloon is inserted into the esophagus and slowly inflated to stretch and tear the constricted esophageal sphincter. It is effective in a large percentage of patients, although some patients may require a subsequent dilatation.
  • Heller myotomy - In this surgical procedure, which is performed through several small incisions in the chest, the constricted esophageal muscles are cut allowing food to pass freely into the stomach.

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To schedule an appointment with a Temple Digestive Disease Center Physician to discuss your achalasia treatment, click here or call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED [1-800-836-7536].

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