Achalasia who has had this

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I had chest pains from May 2012 and everyone thought it was my heart...but after test and more test it was found that I had acid leaking into my gullet due to a weak esophagus sphincter...

Has anyone out there  that has had the new operation on the sphincter.The first operation was done in 2008 and very few doctors can do this..

I have been told that there is a 80 percent  of this being succesful...

Can someone advise me how you  copped after this operation and how long before you can eat again

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    Hi,

    Can you be more specific about which operation you had? There are many possibilities.

    Achalasia is actually a swallowing problem.

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      I am waiting at this stage

      I have been told that they  cut the nerves in the esophugus Sphincter

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      The operation is called myotomy. The most common form is the Heller Cardiomyotomy but a new method performs this via the oesophagus - Per Oral Esophageal Myotomy (POEM).

      Cutting the muscle fibres does help achalasia but can exacerbate reflux so it is frequently accompanied with a fundoplication.

      Heller cardiomytotomy is frequently combined with a Dor partial fundoplication.

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      Hi Barrets

      I am under a specialist who izs in touch with a Doctor in Holland.

      He is Comming to New Zealand to teach Doctors here..

      He will be doing 6 ops. 

       

      POEM

      I have just had it explained to me

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