Achalasia is a disease affecting the oesophagus. It is a dysmotility disorder where liquid and food is not propelled correctly down the oesophagus and tends to get held up, before slowly entering the stomach. Sometimes food and liquid can be regurgitated back up and can give chest pain that mimics reflux.
Upper GI Endoscopy
High Resolution Impedence Manometry
There are a number of different treatment options available. Unfortunately none of the treatments cure the underlying condition, but they principly aim is to alleviate the symptoms patients suffer.
Surgery (Laparoscopic Hellers Cardiomyotomy)
Mr Harris can help you make your own informed decision on your preferred treatment. He personally offers Botox and Surgery (Hellers Cardiomyotomy) and can refer you onto Gastroenterology colleagues who can offer the other non surgical options should you prefer.