Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy POEM  QA
Mouen Khashab, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy, Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology & Hepatology, discusses Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) - how it is performed, who is eligible for the procedure, expected outcomes and the key benefits. For more information, visit the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology webpage at Or call 443-287-1960. Questions answered: 1. What is POEM? (0:11) 2. What is Esophageal Achalasia? (0:30) 3. Who does this condition effect and what symptoms are common? (1:20) 4. How is POEM performed? (1:46) 5. Who is eligible for the procedure? (3:12) 6. What are the expected outcomes? (3:36) 7. What are the key benefits of POEM? (3:54)