Reading Between the Lines: The Refractory Esophageal Patient – What the Guidelines Do Not Address

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    Simultaneous Symposia 3b: Reading Between the Lines: The Refractory Esophageal Patient – What the Guidelines Do Not Address
    Tuesday, October 21
    11:30 am – 12:45 pm
    Moderator: Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH

    Achalasia: New Treatment Paradigms
    Steven R. DeMeester, MD, FACG
    Describe new treatments, including POEM, as well as patient selection for surgical therapy and management of post-surgical complications.

    EoE: When Steroids Fail
    Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH
    Discuss the reasons and treatment approaches for steroid-refractory EoE patients, including dietary elimination and dilation.

    Refractory GERD: What Are the Options in 2014?
    Ronnie Fass, MD, FACG
    Describe current treatment options for PPI-refractory GERD, optimal selection of patients for surgery and post-op complications/recurrences.

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