Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

POEM is an endoscopic procedure used to treat swallowing disorders. Such disorders are usually caused by the disability of the oesophagus muscles and the lower oesophageal sphincter muscles to relax, making it hard to swallow. Other symptoms besides swallowing may be heartburn, weight loss and an overall low quality of life.

How is it performed?

  • Before the procedure, the patient is placed under general anaesthesia.
  • An endoscope is inserted into the mouth and guided down into the oesophagus.
  • A special knife is also passed along through the endoscope that cuts away and loosens the tight oesophagus muscles that are causing the swallowing problems.
  • The knife loosens the muscles on the side of the oesophagus, the lower oesophageal sphincter and the upper part of the stomach.
  • Once completed, endoscopic clips are inserted at the lining of the oesophagus to keep the incision at the top closed. The endoscope is removed.

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