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Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy for Treatment of Esophageal Achalasia

 Premera
  7th-Mar-2019
Description: Esophageal achalasia is a rare problem with the esophagus. It affects the ability to pass food through the esophagus and into the stomach. A new surgery, peroral endoscopic myotomy is being tried.
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Domain: Medical
Category: Imaging
Contents:
MEDICAL POLICY – 2.01.91

Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy for Treatment of Esophageal
Achalasia
BCBSA Ref. Policy: 2.01.91
Effective Date:

Feb. 1, 2019

RELATED MEDICAL POLICIES:

Last Revised:

Jan. 4, 2019

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Replaces:

N/A

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