G-POEM Surgery Atlanta

BMI Surgical Institute Atlanta


What is
G-POEM Surgery?

Latest minimally invasive approach which has shown great results to improve gastric emptying is Gastric Per Oral Endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) aka Per Oral Endoscopic Pyloromyotomy (POP) procedure.

This procedure is incisionless and is all done endoscopic.

With G-POEM aka POP Procedure your doctor cuts the pylorus muscle of stomach to improve emptying food into small bowel.

Studies showed 50% to 70% of patients will have normalization of their gastric emptying and 80% will have improvement of their symptoms.

Owner and Founder of BMI Surgical Institute, Dr. Aryaie indeed, is one of the very few advanced endoscopic surgeons in the entire United States who preform G-POEM aka POP procedure for gastroparesis.

Understanding Gastroparesis and Achalasia

Gastroparesis is a disorder in which a person’s stomach faces difficulty to empty its contents. In such conditions, the stomach muscles do not function properly and leading to incomplete emptying of the stomach. As a result, it causes nausea and vomiting. It’s a common disorder among people with diabetes

Some common symptoms may include

  • Feeling Full in no time
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Weight Loss
  • Abdominal Pain

Achalasia is a swallowing disorder in an individual. There is a medical problem involving the esophagus. The esophagus is a tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach.

This problem makes it difficult to swallow food or drinks. So when the lower esophageal sphincter tightens, it causes a blockage between the esophagus and the upper stomach. This, as a result, hinders normal eating patterns.

Some common symptoms of Achalasia

Patients with achalasia may experience these common symptoms

  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Regurgitation of food
  • Chest pain

Surgical procedures, such as Heller myotomy, are used to ease the passage of food into the stomach. It involves the cutting of muscles at the lower esophageal sphincter. And these surgeries typically require large surgical cuts and have more extended hospital stays.

The need for G-POEM

G-POEM is a procedure that treats rare disorders like gastroparesis and achalasia using an invasive endoscopic method. Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy Poem offers a less invasive option to treat medical conditions like these.

G-POEM is unique because it uses a flexible tube called an endoscope. This tube goes through the mouth and into the esophagus, setting it apart from other surgeries.

The endoscope allows the doctor to access and cut the lower esophageal sphincter. And as a result, it allows the food and liquid to pass into the stomach more quickly. So this procedure G-POEM aka peroral endoscopic myotomy(POEM) involves incisions or small incisions to treat a patient.

The G-Poem Procedure

So it’s the simple, painless, and quick procedure of G-POEM which makes it an effective medical treatment. During the procedure, the patient is placed under general anesthesia.

The doctor uses a tube to go through the throat and makes a small cut in the inner lining. Special tools attached to the endoscope are used to perform the myotomy. In the procedure, the doctor cut  the muscles to create a tunnel that allows for improved food passage.

Why G-POEM over Traditional Surgical Procedures and Medical Management

🟠 Small Incision

The procedure called G-poem requires only a small incision in the esophageal lining.
The procedure also results in faster recovery times.

🟠 No Long Hospital Stays

G-poem enables a patient to resume their daily activities in quick time.
So it means the patient doesn’t have to stay in the hospital for a long period.

🟠 Improved Healthy Life

Reports suggest that 80% of the patients who undergo G-Poem experience significant improvements in their health.
The process helps them eat better, reduces chest pain, and improves their overall quality of life through nutrition.

🟠 Lower Risk of Complications

G-poem has a lower risk of post-procedure complications compared to traditional surgical procedures

Final Thoughts

G-Poem (Gastric Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy) is a significant advancement in the medical field. This procedure is a good choice for patients with achalasia and gastroparesis because it is an effective alternative to traditional surgery. 

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