Quality of life assessment after peroral endoscopic myotomy

  title={Quality of life assessment after peroral endoscopic myotomy},
  author={Yalini Vigneswaran and Ryota Tanaka and Matthew E. Gitelis and Joann M Carbray and Michael Ujiki},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) is a promising treatment option for motor disorders of the esophagus. The purpose of this study was to assess quality of life (QOL) postoperatively. All patients who presented to our institution for surgical treatment of achalasia after 2011 were asked to complete QOL (SF-36), dysphagia, reflux severity index, and GERD questionnaires in clinic preoperatively and postoperatively at approximately 3 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year. Those patients who underwent a POEM… CONTINUE READING
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