The operation was performed under general anesthesia and took 50 minutes in total. The man was later released after spending 48 hours in hospital
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At the San Giuseppe Hospital in Empoli (Florence), a highly innovative operation was performed to treat esophageal achalasia, a rare disease caused by a dysfunction of the esophageal muscles. The operation was performed by Dr. Ottaviano Tarantino – who himself heads the endoscopy department – with a 60-year-old patient who had been suffering from worsening swallowing disorders for ten years. For this type of pathology, the operation proved to be the first advanced minimally invasive operation in central Tuscany ASL, and one of the first ever performed in Tuscany.
Source: TG 24 Sky
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