University Hospitals Case Medical Center Offers New Scarless Procedure for Rare Esophageal Condition (video) University Hospitals Case Medical Center Share Print E-Mail Loading video... 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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.