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Balloon Dilation for Achalasia

Balloon dilation Achalasia is one of the best treatment options for Achalasia of the esophagus

What is Achalasia of the esophagus?

The lower esophageal sphincter is a circular muscle at the junction of the esophagus with the stomach that acts as an automatic gate that

it allows the food to pass easily and spontaneously and preventing it from being returned.

In achalasia the nerves that reach this sphincter are damaged and this door does not open when food arrives, which in the long term

It ends up damaging the esophagus muscles and preventing them from contracting properly.

All this means that the food eaten by a person with achalasia does not go down easily to the stomach

producing symptoms such as sensation of clogging with liquids and / or solids, chest pain or feeling that the food is returned.

What is balloon dilation?

It is an outpatient and sedation procedure that consists of placing a disposable device by endoscopy.

called an achalasia balloon in the lower esophageal sphincter and inflate it for one minute to an initial diameter of 3 centimeters.

Sometimes it is necessary to inflate it to 4 centimeters. The objective is to tear the muscle of the sphincter so that it relaxes and allows the passage of food.

It is considered as effective as the other two treatment options that are laparoscopic surgery (Heller’s Myotomy) or POEM (is an endoscopic surgery)

but with less risk of complications in the short and long term like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

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