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POEM brings student relief from unusual swallowing disorder

December 07, 2015 | Patricia Harriman

It took a year before college freshman Katie Hawkins’ trouble swallowing food was diagnosed as achalasia. Relieved to know what was wrong, she was even happier to find that her condition could be treated with a minimally invasive procedure called POEM at the UC Irvine Health H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center. Read More