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   Posted 4/4/2013 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone heard of this new procedure?  It is per oral endoscopic myotomy. It is a form of the Heller Myotomy.  I am scheduled to undergo this surgery to help correct "jackhammer esophagus" and help relieve chest and abdominal pain after eating.  Would love to hear from anyone that has had it or knows about it. yeah

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   Posted 4/5/2013 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to Healing Well!  While I've never heard of POEM, I did a little looking and found this information online.  I'm sure you've already located it, but it might be helpful background information for others who see this post.  Good luck with your search!  Hopefully somebody will be by soon who has information to share.
Best wishes!
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   Posted 4/5/2013 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the information. My doctor explained the same way but seeing it in writing is always a plus for me.
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