A Study of Long Term Follow up of Achalasia Treatments


About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the long-term (30 years) clinical effectiveness of endoscopic and surgical interventions for achalasia.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients with achalasia who were treated at Mayo Clinic Rochester with either pneumatic dilation or myotomy and had  disease for a duration longer than 10 years

Exclusion Criteria 

  • Esophageal motor disorder other than achalasia, with pharmacological management only


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

David Katzka, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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