First hospital in Ireland to introduce new technique

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Galway University Hospitals performs first ‘Incisionless’ surgery for Achalasia in Ireland

Galway University Hospitals have become the first hospital in Ireland to introduce an ‘incisionless’ minimally invasive surgery to help correct blockages of the oesophagus. Achalasia is a rare condition which causes a blockage in the muscles of the lower oesophagus causing dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing, including in pronounced cases, liquids.

The procedure was carried out by Mr Paul Carroll, Consultant Oesophagogastric and General Surgeon, specialising in minimally invasive surgery and endoscopic surgery for oesophago-gastric cancer and benign disease.