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I decided to have the Heller Myotomy and got sheduled to have it on Wednesday. The reason I chose this over POEM was due to the fact the POEM is a new procedure, and there are no long term studies on it.
I talked to the POEM surgeon on the phone yesterday, and what I heard him say (note - I might heard wrong) is that POEM is more effective in reducing my esophageal spasms than Heller Myotomy.
I am confused on what I should do. I am collecting pros and cons for each procedure to determine which one would be the best choice for me.
Any input is greatly appreciated! Please note, I have type 2 Achalasia, and I am looking for a treatment for my esophageal spasms.
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