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How dangerous is the surgery for achalasia?
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
In brief: Overall safe
Operations for achalasia include the standard laparoscopic approach, and a newer approach without incisions called per oral endoscopic myotomy (poem).
Both are performed under general anesthesia, and are safe, but do carry risks that although are uncommon, are also unpredictable.

In brief: Overall safe
Operations for achalasia include the standard laparoscopic approach, and a newer approach without incisions called per oral endoscopic myotomy (poem).
Both are performed under general anesthesia, and are safe, but do carry risks that although are uncommon, are also unpredictable.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Thomas Birdas
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Quite safe
Provided you seek an experienced surgeon.
There are always risks with any surgery, but a laparoscopic myotomy is quite safe.

In brief: Quite safe
Provided you seek an experienced surgeon.
There are always risks with any surgery, but a laparoscopic myotomy is quite safe.
Dr. Thomas Birdas
Dr. Thomas Birdas
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