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What are the symptoms of achalasia?

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Dr. J. Roth
Surgery
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In brief: Achalasia symptoms

Difficulty swallowing regurgitation reflux weight loss vomiting endoscopy is performed to exclude a malignancy of the esophagus.
X-rays often demonstrate a narrowing or birds beak of the distal esophagus. Manometry is diagnostic. Laparoscopic surgery with a heller myotomy is highly effective treatment.

In brief: Achalasia symptoms

Difficulty swallowing regurgitation reflux weight loss vomiting endoscopy is performed to exclude a malignancy of the esophagus.
X-rays often demonstrate a narrowing or birds beak of the distal esophagus. Manometry is diagnostic. Laparoscopic surgery with a heller myotomy is highly effective treatment.
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Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Achalasia

This is a narrowing of the esophagus which can be very painful.
It is usually associated with painful and difficult swallowing of both food and liquids. Sometimes it can be treated by dilating the esophagus to reduce the pain and narrowing. You should see a gastroenterologist for further treatment.

In brief: Achalasia

This is a narrowing of the esophagus which can be very painful.
It is usually associated with painful and difficult swallowing of both food and liquids. Sometimes it can be treated by dilating the esophagus to reduce the pain and narrowing. You should see a gastroenterologist for further treatment.
Dr. Mary Callahan
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
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In brief: Achalasia

Usually difficulty swallowing, sensation foid is stuck in the chest, occasionally associated with intermittent chest pain and weight loss.
Most effective and most invasive treatment is surgically cutting the muscle of the valve, that can be done laparoscopically or endoscopically (poem).

In brief: Achalasia

Usually difficulty swallowing, sensation foid is stuck in the chest, occasionally associated with intermittent chest pain and weight loss.
Most effective and most invasive treatment is surgically cutting the muscle of the valve, that can be done laparoscopically or endoscopically (poem).
Dr. David Earle
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