Webchat Transcripts - Questions and Answers with a Physician
Achalasia is a condition where the esophagus is unable to move food into the stomach. Although achalasia is relatively rare, Cleveland Clinic treats approximately two cases every week. Over the last seven years, we have treated more patients with achalasia than any other center in the United States. Cleveland Clinic also is one of the few centers in the world diligently researching its cause and treatment.
Read transcripts of prior webchats on this topic:
- Achalasia and Swallowing Disorders (Drs. Gabbard & Raja 04/04/18)
- Achalasia & Swallowing Disorders (Drs. Gabbard & Raja 10/25/17)
- Achalasia & Swallowing Disorders (Drs. Gabbard & Raja 04/06/17)
Watch Video Chat
- Swallowing Disorders and Treatments, on YouTube (Drs. Raja and Gabbard - 4/27/16)
- Swallowing Disorders and Treatments, on YouTube (Drs. Raja, Gabbard, along with the Achalasia Awareness Organization – 04/13/15)
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