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  1. Mark S. Allen, M.D.

    Mark S. Allen, M.D.

    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Esophageal reconstruction, Esophagectomy, Heller myotomy, Hyperhidrosis surgery, Lung volume reduction surgery, Minimal...ly invasive esophagectomy, Minimally invasive surgery, Minimally invasive thymectomy, Peroral endoscopic myotomy, Segmentectomy, Supercharged jejunal interposition, Thymectomy, VATS, VATS lobectomy, Video mediastinoscopy, Achalasia, Esophageal cancer, GERD, Hiatal hernia, Hyperhidrosis, Lung cancer, Mediastinal lymph node enlargement, Mediastinal tumor, Myasthenia gravis, Pancoast tumor, Pectus carinatum, Pectus excavatum, Pneumothorax, Thymic tumor

  2. Shanda Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H.

    Shanda Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H.

    1. Thoracic Surgeon
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Esophageal reconstruction, Esophagectomy, Heller myotomy, Hyperhidrosis surgery, Lung volume reduction surgery, Minimal...ly invasive esophagectomy, Minimally invasive surgery, Minimally invasive thymectomy, Peroral endoscopic myotomy, Robotic lobectomy, Robotic surgery, Segmentectomy, Supercharged jejunal interposition, Thymectomy, Transoral incisionless fundoplication, VATS, VATS lobectomy, Video mediastinoscopy, Achalasia, Esophageal cancer, GERD, Hiatal hernia, Hyperhidrosis, Lung cancer, Mediastinal lymph node enlargement, Mediastinal tumor, Mesothelioma, Myasthenia gravis, Pancoast tumor, Pectus carinatum, Pneumothorax, Thymic tumor

  3. Stephen D. Cassivi, M.D., M.S.

    Stephen D. Cassivi, M.D., M.S.

    1. Thoracic Surgeon
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Esophageal reconstruction, Esophagectomy, Heller myotomy, Hyperhidrosis surgery, Lung volume reduction surgery, Minimal...ly invasive esophagectomy, Minimally invasive surgery, Minimally invasive thymectomy, Robotic lobectomy, Robotic surgery, Segmentectomy, Supercharged jejunal interposition, Thymectomy, VATS, VATS lobectomy, Video mediastinoscopy, Achalasia, Esophageal cancer, GERD, Hiatal hernia, Hyperhidrosis, Lung cancer, Mediastinal lymph node enlargement, Mediastinal tumor, Myasthenia gravis, Pancoast tumor, Pneumothorax, Thymic tumor

  4. Magnus Halland, M.D.

    Magnus Halland, M.D.

    1. Gastroenterologist
    2. Internist
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Achalasia, Barrett's esophagus, Difficulty swallowing, Esophageal spasms, Esophageal stricture, Rumination syndrome

  5. Kristi L. Harold, M.D.

    Kristi L. Harold, M.D.

    1. General Surgeon
    1. Phoenix, AZ
    Areas of focus:

    Hernia repair, Laparoscopic surgery, Achalasia, Gastrointestinal disorder, GERD, Inguinal hernia, Tumors and masses, Ve...ntral hernia

  6. Jennifer L. Horsley-Silva, M.D.

    Jennifer L. Horsley-Silva, M.D.

    1. Phoenix, AZ
    Areas of focus:

    Colonoscopy, Endoscopic biopsy, Endoscopic procedures, Upper endoscopy, Achalasia, Barrett's esophagus, Eosinophilic es...ophagitis, Esophagitis, GERD

  7. Michael B. Ishitani, M.D.

    Michael B. Ishitani, M.D.

    1. General Surgeon
    2. Pediatric Surgeon
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy, Colectomy, Laparoscopic surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Neonatal surgery, Radionucl...ide guided resection of pulmonary and soft tissue metastases, Single-incision laparoscopic surgery, Splenectomy, Achalasia, Adnexal tumors, Adrenal cancer, Benign adrenal tumor, Cancer, Colon polyps, Conjoined twins, Crohn's disease, Diaphragmatic hernia, Embryonal tumor, Familial adenomatous polyposis, Fecal incontinence, Gallstones, GERD, Germ cell tumor, Hemangioma, Hiatal hernia, Hirschsprung's disease, Hydrocele, Hyperhidrosis, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, Inguinal hernia, Intestinal obstruction, Irritable bowel syndrome, Neuroblastoma, Pectus carinatum, Pectus excavatum, Pediatric trauma, Rectal prolapse, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Sarcoma, Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome, Ulcerative colitis, Umbilical hernia, Wilms' tumor

  8. David A. Katzka, M.D.

    David A. Katzka, M.D.

    1. Gastroenterologist
    2. Internist
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Achalasia, Barrett's esophagus, Eosinophilic esophagitis, Esophageal spasms, GERD

  9. Denise B. Klinkner, M.D., M.Ed.

    Denise B. Klinkner, M.D., M.Ed.

    1. General Surgeon
    2. Pediatric Surgeon
    3. Surgeon
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Intensive care, Minimally invasive surgery, Surgical procedure, Trauma care, Achalasia, Adnexal tumors, Adrenal cancer,... Benign adrenal tumor, Cancer, Colon polyps, Conjoined twins, Crohn's disease, Diaphragmatic hernia, Embryonal tumor, Familial adenomatous polyposis, Fecal incontinence, Gallstones, GERD, Germ cell tumor, Hemangioma, Hiatal hernia, Hirschsprung's disease, Hydrocele, Hyperhidrosis, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, Inguinal hernia, Intestinal obstruction, Irritable bowel syndrome, Neuroblastoma, Pectus carinatum, Pectus excavatum, Pediatric trauma, Rectal prolapse, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Sarcoma, Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome, Ulcerative colitis, Umbilical hernia, Wilms' tumor

  10. Brian E. Lacy, M.D., Ph.D.

    Brian E. Lacy, M.D., Ph.D.

    1. Gastroenterologist
    2. Neurogastroenterologist
    1. Jacksonville, FL
    Areas of focus:

    Anorectal manometry, Bravo capsule pH test, Breath testing, Esophageal manometry, Gastric emptying study, Gastrointesti...nal transit study, Impedance pH testing, pH testing, Achalasia, Constipation, Dysphagia, Gastroparesis, GERD, Indigestion, Intestinal pseudo-obstruction, Irritable bowel syndrome, Nausea and vomiting, Pelvic floor dysfunction, Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, Visceral pain

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Research

Mayo Clinic researchers are working on ways to better diagnose and treat achalasia. Specific efforts include studies comparing the long-term effectiveness of various treatment options.

The Mayo Clinic Clinical Enteric Neuroscience Translational and Epidemiological Research (C.E.N.T.E.R.) Program conducts laboratory and clinical research on disturbances to nerve function in the gastrointestinal tract.

Publications

See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic doctors on achalasia on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Research Profiles

Achalasia care at Mayo Clinic

Nov. 18, 2017