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Achalasia, one of several types of esophageal conditions, is a rare disease of the muscle of the esophagus. On this episode of Patient Power, we'll focus on understanding esophageal disorders and what treatments are available. Listen to learn how laparoscopic surgery is improving the function of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and relieving symptoms for patients like Arline Horwitz, who could not swallow food because her sphincter muscle was dead.
Read Arline Horwitz's robotic hellar myotomy story
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