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POEM Surgery at DMRC

I was Diagnosed with the Medical Condition called Achalasia. Unable to intake food or water since July 20th. After some Medication and consultation at SCB Medical I got to Know about the POEM surgery Procedure, which seems Promising for me. 

So, I avoided the Open surgery, and instead find out two Doctors doing POEM Surgery in India. Dr. Amol Bapye & Dr. Amit Mahdeo.

So, When i contact Dr.Anmol on Phone, I got the appointment for Oct 13th. Which i booked and Reach Mumbai on 13th. (Helped by Jitu with Online Tickets as well as the reach the Hospital at Pune from Mumbai.

Surgery took 2 and half hours.

 

Achalasia
The difficulty for food and liquid to pass through the food pipe into the stomach. This condition progresses gradually.
How common is condition?
Rare (Fewer than 10 lakh cases per year in India)
Does diagnosis require lab test or imaging?
Often requires lab test or imaging
Is condition treatable?
Treatments can help manage condition, no known cure
Time taken for recovery
Can last several years or be lifelong
It occurs when the muscular ring (lower oesophageal sphincter) at the end of the food pipe does not contract as required, making it difficult for food to pass into the stomach. The symptoms include pain and discomfort after eating. Treatment involves the management of the condition with therapies and surgery.

Symptoms

Following symptoms is the indication of Achalasia:
  • Dysphagia - difficulty in swallowing
  • Pain or discomfort in the chest
  • Heartburn
  • Weight loss
  • Extreme Pain or discomfort after eating
  • Backflow of the food (Regurgitation)

Treatments

Treatment involves the management of the condition with therapies and surgery.
Medication
  • Muscle relaxantsMay be given orally or injected (Botox) directly to the oesophageal sphincter.
    Nitroglycerin · Nifedipine · Onabotulinumtoxin A
Self-care
  • Chew the food well.
  • Consume plenty of fluids with meals.
  • Do not go to bed immediately after a meal.
  • Eat more frequent, smaller meals.
Medical procedures: Pneumatic dilation · Heller myotomy · Nissen fundoplication · Per-oral endoscopic myotomy

Photo : curtesy - Jitu @ Hospitral


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