Endoscopic Treatment of Achalasia (OLV003)

Type: Upper GI Endoscopy


This CME activity consists of the ASGE video, Endoscopic Treatment of Achalasia, followed by a post-assessment and evaluation.

Achalasia is an esophageal smooth muscle motility disorder of unknown cause, characterized by aperistalsis of the esophageal body and impaired lower esophageal sphincter relaxation. In this video, current treatments of achalasia and pathophysiology are included.

This activity is offered on-line only.

Authors: Won Young Cho, MD, Jong Jae Park, MD, Su Jin Hong, MD, Gene Hyun Bok, MD, Tae Hee Lee, MD, Hyun Gun Kim, PhD, Jin Oh Kim, MD, Joon Seong Lee, MD, Joo Young Cho, MD
Institute for Digestive Research, Digestive Disease Center, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Target Audience:

Practicing gastrointestinal endoscopists, gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows and trainees, medical residents, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of completing this activity, physicians will be able to:

  • Discuss the current treatments and pathophysiology of achalasia.

Video Release Date:  May 1, 2011
Online CME Release Date:  May 1, 2011
Most Recent CME Review Date: January 31, 2017
CME Expiration Date:   January 31, 2020

Expected Time of Activity Completion: 45 Minutes (0.75 CME Credit)

Price: Member: $35 / Non-Member: $50

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