How I Do It: Per-Oral Pyloromyotomy (POP)

Matthew T. Allemang, Andrew T. Strong, Ivy N. Haskins, John Rodriguez, Jeffrey L. Ponsky, Matthew Kroh

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Introduction: Several surgical treatments exist for treatment of gastroparesis, including gastric electrical stimulation, pyloroplasty, and gastrectomy. Division of the pylorus by means of endoscopy, Per-Oral Pyloromyotomy (POP), is a newer, endoluminal therapy that may offer a less invasive, interventional treatment option. Methods: We describe and present a video of our step by step technique for POP using a lesser curvature approach. The following are technical steps to complete the POP procedure from the lesser curve approach. Conclusion: In our experience, these methods provide promising initial results with low operative risks, although long-term outcomes remain to be determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1963-1968
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • G-POEM (gastric-per oral endoscopic myotomy)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Intramural surgery
  • Per-oral pyloromyotomy
  • POP
  • Surgical endoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology


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