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Heller myotomy: A minimally invasive procedure to open your lower esophageal valve by cutting stiffened muscle tissue. Learn more about Heller myotomy.
Pneumatic dilation: Using an endoscope, we place a balloon in the opening of your lower esophageal valve and expand it using a powerful burst of air. This loosens the muscles and widens the opening of your esophagus to allow food to pass through.
Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM procedure): This innovative, minimally invasive procedure helps open your esophagus and leaves no scars. Stanford Health Care is one of few programs in the country offering the peroral endoscopic myotomy.