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Dr. Blaine Kristo offers urologic care focusing on minimally invasive and robotic surgery for prostate and kidney disorders.
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The doctors at The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy offer innovative treatment options for esophageal disorders. The Institute’s doctors are skilled at performing Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) – a leading edge treatment option for achalasia, a condition caused by a malfunction of the muscle located between the esophagus and stomach.
Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) is an upper endoscopy procedure used to treat achalasia – an esophageal disorder. POEM helps to reduce pressure on the esophagus, allowing food to pass through more easily.
The POEM procedure is performed using an endoscope which consists of a narrow tube with a light, camera and other instruments. During the procedure, the endoscope is placed down the throat and used to create an incision in the esophagus. Through that incision, the doctor cuts a section of the lower esophageal muscle. The incision is closed before the endoscope is removed at the end of the procedure.
POEM is typically recommended for patients who have been diagnosed with achalasia following an endoscopy, barium swallow test or manometry.
POEM is less invasive than some other achalasia treatments and may be used as an alternative to laparoscopic Heller myotomy or other types of surgery. POEM also may be recommended for patients who did not have success with other treatments.
The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center brings Baltimore-based top gastroenterologists, doctors, surgeons and specialists to the patient communities of the Mid-Atlantic region with leading treatments for diseases and conditions affecting the digestive tract, including liver and hepatobiliary diseases, inflammatory bowel and colorectal diseases such as Crohn's disease or colitis, conditions of the pancreas, heartburn and reflux disease (GERD), and stomach and intestinal disorders.
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Dr. Paul Thuluvath leads a team of gastroenterology specialists in Baltimore, Maryland, who help patients find the best treatment options for digestive diseases and liver conditions.
After feeling ill on New Years Eve, Barbara had a screening that revealed a cancerous tumor in her colon.