The Oregon Clinic pioneers less invasive permanent treatment for esophageal achalasia
August 19, 2011
Only a handful of surgeons in the U.S. are trained in POEM. The Oregon Clinic’s expertise began in 2010 when Lee L. Swanstrom, MD., director of the Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery (GMIS) division, traveled to Japan to train with the developer of POEM, Haruhiro (Haru) Inoue, MD. Dr. Swanstrom then taught the technique to his colleague and research co-investigator, Dr. Dunst, also with the GMIS division.