The treatment of Achalasia is complex and usually performed in specialized tertiary-care centers. The Editors' main goal is to render this disease more understandable and accessible to residents, fellows, and specialists in both the surgical disciplines (general surgery and thoracic surgery) and in gastroenterology. Each chapter will describe a very specific aspect of Achalasia by its known expert. In addition, the current diagnostic and management strategies of Achalasia, as well as the simplified operative approaches with relevant technical considerations will be outlined for the specific target audience
- This book aims to analyse key elements for the successful management of patients with Achalasia
- This book is written by world-class international esophageal surgeons and gastroenterologists
- The figures and illustrations throughout the book will depict fundamental anatomic or technical principles
1. From Heller to POEM: A one hundred year journey.- 2. Pathophysiology of Achalasia.- 3. Clinical Presentation of Achalasia.- 4. Achalasia and Chagas Disease.- 5. Diagnostic Evaluation.- 6. Botulinum Toxin Injection.- 7. Pneumatic Dilatation.- 8. POEM.- 9. From the Thoracoscopic to the Laparoscopic Approach.- 10. Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and Fundoplication: What Type?.- 11. Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and Dor Fundoplication.- 12. Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and Toupet Fundoplication.- 13. Achalasia and Epiphrenic Diverticulum.- 14. Achalasia and Obesity.- 15. Achalasia and the Dilated Esophagus.- 16. Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Recurrent Dysphagia after Heller Myotomy.- 17. Esophagectomy for End Stage Achalasia.