SAGES guidelines for the surgical treatment of esophageal achalasia

@article{Stefanidis2011SAGESGF,
  title={SAGES guidelines for the surgical treatment of esophageal achalasia},
  author={Dimitrios Stefanidis and William T Richardson and Timothy Michael Farrell and Geoffrey Paul Kohn and Vedra A. Augenstein and Robert Fanelli},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={296-311}
}
The guidelines for the surgical treatment of esophageal achalasia are a series of systematically developed statements to assist surgeon (and patient) decisions about the appropriate use of minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of achalasia in specific clinical circumstances. It addresses the indications, risks, benefits, outcomes, alternatives, and controversies of the procedures used to treat this condition. The statements included in this guideline are the product of a systematic… CONTINUE READING