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POEM - The New Approach to Achalasia Therapy

Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy

Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy using HybridKnife is a new endoscopic procedure that promises to resolve peristaltic impairment of the esophagus.

In patients suffering from achalasia, peristaltic function in the lower esophagus is impaired, and reflexive relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter during swallowing is limited or not present at all.

The multifunctional HybridKnife instrument not only supports the POEM procedure, it also simplifies the relevant steps. Thanks to the integrated electrosurgical and waterjet functions, both the time and effort required for surgery is reduced.

The ability to swallow is restored on a long-term basis with a significant improvement in symptom scores.