Introduction: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical utility of routine barium esophagram (BAS) after laparoscopic anterior esophageal myotomy for achalasia.
Methods: Records of 260 consecutive patients (pts) undergoing laparoscopic anterior esophageal myotomy for achalasia from 5/96-8/07 were reviewed from a prospective, IRB-approved database. All radiographic reports and perioperative records were reviewed. Data are given as mean ± SD. Statistical significance (p
Session: Podium Presentation
Program Number: S096