The Endoscopic Management of Achalasia: Less May Lead to More

Ivy N. Haskins, Megan E. Lombardi, David Wayne Overby, Timothy M. Farrell

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Achalasia is a rare motor disorder of the lower esophageal sphincter. Currently, both endoscopic and surgical techniques are used to treat achalasia. Herein, we detail our institutional experience of surgical re-intervention following the endoscopic management of achalasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1953-1955
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • achalasia
  • cost-effectiveness
  • outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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