Debates

This is half of a two-part debate — read the opposing argument. The opinions expressed here are that of the author and do not represent the position of AGA. The best treatments for achalasia disrupt the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) improving symptoms and esophageal emptying while preventing the progression to megaesophagus. The oldest of these treatments is brusque esophageal dilation, first […]

Debates

This is half of a two-part debate — read the opposing argument. The opinions expressed here are that of the author and do not represent the position of AGA. Achalasia is a chronic disorder and hence, treatment should be aimed at the long term. Generally, there are three different treatment options for achalasia that can provide a permanent effect: […]