Key clinical point: A report card that uses multiple variables may provide a more accurate picture of surgical outcomes.
Major finding: Based on the Eckardt score, 96% of patients had successful treatment of achalasia, but only 44% reported normal swallowing after surgery.
Study details: A single-center retrospective chart review of 180 patients who had surgical palliation from January 2005 to January 2017.
Disclosures: Dr. Shemmeri had no relationships to disclose. Coauthor Brian Louie, MD, reported financial relationships with Boston Scientific, ERBE, and Olympus.
Shemmeri E et al. SAGES 2019, Presentation S085.