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At Emirates Hospitals Group, we specialize in the treatment of achalasia, a rare esophageal motility disorder affecting the ability of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) to relax during swallowing. Our dedicated team offers advanced therapies aimed at improving swallowing function and enhancing quality of life for patients.

  • Procedures for Achalasia
  • Symptoms Requiring Achalasia
  • Diagnosis for Achalasia
  • Recovery Process for Achalasia

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Procedures for Achalasia Treatment in Dubai

Emirates Hospitals Group provides comprehensive procedures to treat achalasia, including:

  • Heller Myotomy: Surgical procedure to cut the LES muscle, allowing easier passage of food into the stomach.
  • Balloon Dilation: Non-surgical procedure using an inflated balloon to stretch the LES and improve swallowing.
  • Botulinum Toxin Injection: Temporarily relaxes the LES muscle, providing relief from symptoms.

These procedures are tailored to individual patient needs, ensuring effective management of achalasia symptoms in Dubai.

Symptoms of Achalasia

Common symptoms of achalasia include:

  • Dysphagia: Difficulty swallowing, especially solids and liquids.
  • Regurgitation: Food or liquid coming back up after swallowing.
  • Chest Pain: Discomfort or pain in the chest, particularly after eating.
  • Heartburn: Burning sensation in the chest or throat.
  • Unintended Weight Loss: Due to difficulty eating enough food.

Recognizing these symptoms is crucial for timely intervention and treatment at Emirates Hospitals Group.

Diagnosis of Achalasia

Accurate diagnosis of achalasia involves:

  • Esophageal Manometry: Measures pressure and coordination of muscle contractions in the esophagus.
  • Barium Swallow: X-ray imaging after swallowing a contrast material to visualize the esophagus and detect abnormalities.
  • Endoscopy: Visual examination of the esophagus using a flexible tube with a camera.

Our experienced specialists use these diagnostic tools to identify achalasia and develop personalized treatment plans for each patient in Dubai.

Recovery Process for Achalasia Patients

Recovery from achalasia focuses on:

  • Post-Procedure Care: Monitoring after surgical or non-surgical interventions.
  • Dietary Adjustments: Gradual introduction of foods to avoid complications and ensure adequate nutrition.
  • Follow-Up Visits: Regular appointments to assess swallowing function and adjust treatment as needed.
Last update date: 27-06-2024

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