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Clinical Trails at Rush Achalasia Treatment Study
Clinical Trial Protocol ID
12021703

Clinical Trial Investigator Name
Minh Luu

Clinical Trial Title

Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for the Treatment of Achalasia



Clinical Trial Protocol Description

This is a pilot study for a new endoscopic treatment of achalasia. The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of peroral endoscopic myotomy, and to assess the quality of life, pain and complications of this endoscopic approach. Twenty patients will be recruited for this trial with a one-year follow-up.



Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Have a diagnosis of achalasia
  • Are 18-80 years of age
  • Are ASA class 1-3

You will be excluded from this study if you:

  • Are pregnant
  • Have had any prior surgical or endoscopic treatment for achalasia
  • Are taking immunosuppressive medications or are immunocompromised
  • Are on anticoagulant medications or have had abnormal coagulation tests

This is a partial list of eligibility requirements. To inquire about your eligibility, please call the contact number provided. If you wish to inquire via email, please include the title of the study in your message.





Contact Name Amanda Francescatti
Contact Phone (312) 942-7462
Contact E-mail clinical_trials@rush.edu
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