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Anyone here treat dysphagia or achalasia?
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Achalasia
This is a disease where the nerves of the esophagus no longer function to coordinate the muscles to push down food, or send a signal to the lower valve of the esophagus at the entrance to the stomach to open an let the food in.
Cause usually unknown. 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
This is a disease where the nerves of the esophagus no longer function to coordinate the muscles to push down food, or send a signal to the lower valve of the esophagus at the entrance to the stomach to open an let the food in.
Cause usually unknown. 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
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Specialist
You need to see a gastroenterologist for treatment and follow up on these conditions.

In brief: Specialist
You need to see a gastroenterologist for treatment and follow up on these conditions.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Dr. Susan Arnoult
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Dr. Thomas Birdas
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: All the time
There are many causes of dysphagia.
If you have achalasia, the best treatment is an esophageal myotomy.

In brief: All the time
There are many causes of dysphagia.
If you have achalasia, the best treatment is an esophageal myotomy.
Dr. Thomas Birdas
Dr. Thomas Birdas
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