Contact: Alicia Reale
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Caption: University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH, is one of five institutions nationwide performing a novel scarless procedure that restores swallowing function in some patients with achalasia, a rare condition where the esophagus is unable to move food into the stomach. Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a state-of-the-art technique to treat patients without any external incisions or outside scars.
Credit: Jennifer Guerrieri, University Hospitals Case Medial Center News Service
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