POEM (Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy) Treatment in Achalasia Cardia – Agrawal Gastrocare Center Indore

What is Achalasia Cardia?

Achalasia cardia is a condition where the tube in our body that carries food from our mouth to our stomach, called the esophagus, does not work well. Normally, when we eat, the muscles in the esophagus push food down into the stomach.

But in achalasia cardia, these muscles do not do their job properly. This makes it hard to swallow food, and it can get stuck in the esophagus.

Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy, or POEM for short, is a special treatment for achalasia cardia. It is not surgery like you might imagine with big cuts. Instead, it has done using a tiny camera and tools that go through your mouth.

POEM (Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy) Treatment in Achalasia Cardia - Agrawal Gastrocare Center Indore

POEM (Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy) Treatment in Achalasia Cardia

A doctor uses a thin tube with a tiny camera and special tools. They put this tube into your mouth and gently guide it down your food pipe. The camera helps them see what is going on inside.

Once the tube is in the right place, the doctor makes a small cut in the tight muscles that are causing the trouble. This cut helps the food and liquids you swallow pass through more easily.

After POEM, you might need to stay in the hospital for a day or two to make sure everything is okay. But most people can start eating soft foods shortly after the procedure.

POEM can be effective in improving achalasia cardia symptoms. It can make swallowing easier and reduce issues like choking and discomfort.

 It is essential to have a conversation with your doctor to determine if POEM is the right choice for you and to discuss any concerns you might have.

In achalasia cardia, where the muscles in your esophagus do not work well, POEM is a helpful treatment. It is a less invasive way to make the muscles work better and improve your ability to swallow food. It might take some time to recover. Always talk to your doctor to see if POEM is the right option for you.

Dr. Amit Agarwal
Director & Gastroenterologist Consultant
Agarwal Gastrocare Center Indore

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