Achalasia

Achalasia is a rare disorder of the food pipe (oesophagus), which can make it difficult to swallow food and drink. Normally, the muscles of the oesophagus contract to squeeze food along towards the stomach. Unfortunately, it is very rare and is often misdiagnosed and treated. Most GPs will only see one case in their life time.

Mr Griffiths offers the following treatments for Achalasia

– Botox injections
– Therapeutic balloon dilatation
– Laparoscopic Heller’s myotomy

Each treatment options has certain advantages and disadvantages and these are detailed on this table.

Please see the following links to get you understand Achalasia

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/achalasia/

https://www.opa.org.uk/downloads/achalasia/achalasia-leaflet.pdf

https://www.opa.org.uk/downloads/achalasia/patient-guide-to-achalasia-2018.pdf

Mr Griffiths is an expert in Achalasia and 1) can review or arrange diagnostic tests and 2) discuss various treatment options in the Outpatient clinic 3) offer the majority of treatment options for the condition, including revisional surgery or even oesophagectomy if required 4) offer follow-up for the rare condition.

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