Navigation Links
Incisionless surgery now available as an investigational treatment for esophageal disorder
Date:8/22/2011

CHICAGO Jorge Sobenes is a husband and father who loves to cook for his family. In a nine month period however, he went from enjoying his favorite foods to not being able to eat or drink due to a tightening in his throat and difficulty swallowing. He lost 40 pounds and was desperate for answers. Sobenes was diagnosed with achalasia, a condition where the esophagus is unable to move food into the stomach, and was told he would need surgery. Historically, the procedure requires several incisions in the abdomen in order to access the blocked esophageal pathway. Sobenes however was able to undergo surgery without any external incisions thanks to an innovative new research approach called PerOral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM). The procedure is one of a growing number of surgeries to use the body's natural orifices as an entry point, thus eliminating the need for traditional incisions. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of only a few centers in the U.S. with surgeons trained to perform the procedure.

"This surgical approach not only eliminates the need for external incisions, but also offers greater precision and a faster healing time for patients," said Eric Hungness, MD, gastrointestinal surgeon at Northwestern Memorial.

POEM is performed by inserting an endoscope in the mouth and tunneling it down the esophagus so surgeons can access and cut abnormal muscle fibers that prevent the valve at the base of the esophagus from opening to allow food to enter the stomach. It is currently under investigation and is being offered as part of a clinical trial at Northwestern Memorial.

Sobenes, who was one of the first patients in the country to be treated for achalasia using the investigational procedure, said the choice was easy for him. "What I was going through was terrible. I couldn't eat. I couldn't drink. I wanted to get back to normal as fast as possible and was happy to hear of this alternative," said Sobenes.

More than
'/>"/>

Contact: Colleen Sheehan
csheehan@nmh.org
312-926-7769
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Marriage May Do a Heart Good for Bypass Surgery
2. Paper on automation in surgery wins 2011 Human Factors Prize for Excellence in HF/E Research
3. Method to Detect When Patients Wake During Surgery Fails to Impress
4. Central Catheters May Raise Risk of Blood Clots After Surgery
5. Study finds flexible-fiber CO2 laser safe in endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery
6. Many Men Underestimate Prostate Surgery Side Effects
7. Weight-Loss Surgery Gains More Practitioners
8. Warning signs predict kidney injury after surgery
9. New approach to thyroid surgery eliminates neck scar
10. Improved radical surgery techniques provide positive outcomes for bladder cancer patients
11. Men have overly optimistic expectations about recovery from prostate cancer surgery, U-M study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... LiveOps, Inc., the global leader in cloud ... LiveOps has been selected as a call center provider ... Telethon for the third year in a row. This ... support MDA’s mission to help children and adults affected ... disease. This year’s program includes performances by Bret Michaels, ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Thirteen Novant Health registered nurses have ... in North Carolina list by Great 100, Inc., ... to nursing students at all levels across the state. ... Medical Center are: Rea Buie, Carol Caldwell, Susan ... Amber Segerlin, Carmen Smith, Melissa Stafford and Deborah Stegall. ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay ... -- The vast majority of American babies are getting ... illnesses, federal health officials said Thursday. More than ... prevent measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); polio; hepatitis B ... Disease Control and Prevention. "Nationally, vaccination among children ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... EDMONTON, AB A new study from the research group ... AB) and the Lawson Health Research Institute (London, ON) has ... of cancer. The study, published in Cell Reports , ... spread of cancer entirely. , Roughly 2 in 5 ... four of them will die of the disease. In 2014, ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 ... be slippery, especially when wearing socks. Also, many patients ... ambulatory problems, poor balance, surgery recovery, Alzheimer’s, etc. Two ... in order to optimize patient safety. , This special ... medical-facility floors. It also keeps patients who are relegated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:LiveOps Supports Muscular Dystrophy Association Show of Strength Telethon 2Health News:LiveOps Supports Muscular Dystrophy Association Show of Strength Telethon 3Health News:LiveOps Supports Muscular Dystrophy Association Show of Strength Telethon 4Health News:Great 100 Honors 13 Novant Health Nurses 2Health News:Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC 2Health News:Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC 3Health News:Preventing cancer from forming 'tentacles' stops dangerous spread 2
... , , , , ... and all MinuteClinic medical clinics throughout Arizona are now offering H1N1 ... MinuteClinic locations in Illinois in the Chicago area and in Nevada ... with no appointment necessary. Priority group restrictions have been lifted in ...
... ... tooth whitening procedures. , ... CA (PRWEB) Dec. 21, 2009 -- If you are thinking about giving the gift of ... have all the facts to become a smart shopper of this popular cosmetic process. , ...
... rats when resin was part of diet, study finds , ... in the Middle East -- known as myrrh -- may ... author explained that myrrh resin could be used in conjunction ... not clear yet how people might consume it, and more ...
... , CANTON, Mass., Dec. 21 Organogenesis, Inc. ... (PMA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ... regeneration. If approved, CelTx will be the first, living ... market. , A pioneer in the field, Organogenesis ...
... , CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Dec. 21 ... scientific officer of Reliv International, Inc., was elected to the ... the nation,s leading trade association for the dietary supplement industry. ... control and manufacturing for Reliv, a direct selling company of ...
... , , SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. ... in enterprise mobility, today announced that it swept top honors ... MobileVillage® Mobile Star Awards(TM) program, as a result of industry ... and news services about mobile technology. , As in past ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Now Providing H1N1 Vaccinations in Arizona 2Health News:CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Now Providing H1N1 Vaccinations in Arizona 3Health News:Dreaming of a Whiter Christmas and New Year for Your Teeth? 2Health News:Organogenesis Files PMA for CelTx(TM) for Oral Soft Tissue Regeneration 2Health News:Organogenesis Files PMA for CelTx(TM) for Oral Soft Tissue Regeneration 3Health News:Reliv International's Carl W. Hastings Elected to Board of the Council for Responsible Nutrition 2Health News:Industry Names Agito Networks, Company CTO, FMC Customer to Top MobileVillage Honors for 2009 2Health News:Industry Names Agito Networks, Company CTO, FMC Customer to Top MobileVillage Honors for 2009 3Health News:Industry Names Agito Networks, Company CTO, FMC Customer to Top MobileVillage Honors for 2009 4
(Date:8/29/2014)... WASHINGTON , Aug. 29, 2014 Diseases ... a generation ago are returning. Measles was declared ... cases in 2014 as of August 15—the highest incidence ... public health department declared whooping cough a problem ... children are getting sick and dying from these preventable ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Ohio , Aug. 29, 2014  In ... how to leverage a hospital pharmacy as a strategic ... and national practice leader for Cardinal Health,s Innovation Delivery ... pharmacy care can benefit both hospitals and patients. ... is only one part of their job in a ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Pixcelldata, the innovative Irish developer ... a major new deal with Dutch based eX-Path, global ... Dr. Marius Nap . The announcement ... of Pathology which is taking placing between August 30th ... London where Pixcelldata will demonstrate its innovative ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 2Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 3Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 2Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 3Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 4Pixcelldata Announces New Deal with Dutch Tele-Pathology Specialists eX-Path Ahead of ECP 2014 2
... landmark trial provide important insight for physicians in treating ... Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today welcomed the ... this week,s issue of the New England Journal of ... Cardiovascular Research Foundation with research grant support from Boston ...
... over linezolid in resistance acquisition by Staph aureus ... meetingSAN DIEGO, Calif., May 6 Trius Therapeutics, ... the treatment of serious bacterial infections, announced today ... lead program, torezolid (TR-701), will be presented in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Boston Scientific Welcomes Publication of HORIZONS AMI Trial Results in New England Journal of Medicine 2Boston Scientific Welcomes Publication of HORIZONS AMI Trial Results in New England Journal of Medicine 3Boston Scientific Welcomes Publication of HORIZONS AMI Trial Results in New England Journal of Medicine 4Boston Scientific Welcomes Publication of HORIZONS AMI Trial Results in New England Journal of Medicine 5Trius Therapeutics Announces Presentations Featuring Torezolid Antibiotic at the 19th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2Trius Therapeutics Announces Presentations Featuring Torezolid Antibiotic at the 19th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 3
...
Enables Delicate Lifting Of The Flap Without Causing Trauma - Also available in Titanium...
Khosla Precision and Quality in Medical and Surgical Products....
The CGVL vitrectomy contact glass was designed by Rol, Fankhauser et al. for photodisruptive YAG laser procedures in the posterior vitreous....
Medicine Products: