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RPAH Medical Centre, Suite G10, 100 Carillon Ave, Newtown NSW 2042
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Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

POEM is a minimally invasive, endoscopic treatment for achalasia and other swallowing disorders which can be performed without any abdominal or chest incisions. Latest studies show POEM has 98% clinical success rates. A recent meta-analysis published by Prof Saxena and international co-authors has also shown POEM is superior to pneumatic dilatation and Heller myotomy for the treatment of achalasia.

POEM surgery takes approximately two hours. You will have a swallow study performed later in the afternoon. You will be admitted overnight to ward bed for rest.  You will be commenced on clear fluids and discharged home the following day.

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POEM is a minimally invasive, endoscopic treatment for achalasia and other swallowing disorders which can be performed without any abdominal or chest incisions.

POEMs are used to help treat:

  • Achalasia Diffuse
  • Oesophageal spasm
  • Nutcracker oesophagus
  • Jackhammer oesophagus
  • Recurrence of swallowing problems after prior treatment with heller myotomy or pneumatic balloon dilatation

Download the POEM fact sheet for information regarding POEM preparation; how it’s performed and more.