← Return to Achalasia



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Hi @amoll157, @jimhd, @bilobabe, @fjg827,

You might be interested in this very recent update from Mayo Clinic about a procedure know as POET (Peroral endoscopic tumor resection), which has been been shown to achieve very successful outcomes in the treatment of esophageal motility disorders such as Achalasia. You can read about it here:

Hope you find this helpful.

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I am very interested in this subject as I too suffer from it. But first, congrats to the new grandparent. And I am so sorry for what all of you are going thru. My swallowing problem started when I was a teenager. I am 75. At first it was just some kinds of meat but it gradually worsened. In my late 20's I had a few weeks when I could not eat at all. After neurological tests, the doctor said he didn't know, just hoped it didn't get worse. I have more trouble with liquids but food depends a lot on the texture. I have had my esophagus stretched many times but no help. They are now telling me I may eventually have to have a feeding tube. I also have acid reflux up into my ears and sinus. I cannot swallow pills at all, must be liquid or crushed. I have been advised to see a speech therapist but none of my doctors seem to want to do that. I guess I have survived all these years, hopefully, I can go a few more. But I am interested in learning more about the surgeries and new treatments.