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Alireza Sedarat, MD, Performs Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) Procedure to Treat Achalasia
POEM means cutting the muscle through the mouth with an endoscope. It is an incision-less endoscopic procedure that aims to recreate the Heller myotomy in a less invasive way. It follows similar surgical principles but is able to accomplish the myotomy less invasively. Dr. Sedarat performs POEM procedure in video below.

Physician Trade Site Addresses Weight Gain after Bariatric Surgery
HCPLive, a physician trade website, featured a series of interviews with Dr. Rabindra Watson, assistant clinical professor of medicine in the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, regarding a new minimally-invasive procedure to tighten the stomach that can sometimes stretch out several years after having bariatric surgery. The new procedure is offered as part of UCLA's Center for Obesity and METabolic Health (COMET), a multi-disciplinary program that helps patients lose and sustain their weight loss.

Interview 1 Interview 2
Interview 3 Interview 4

Treating Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Rabindra Watson
Webinar: January 28, 2015

Obesity Medicine: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
Dr. Rabindra Watson
Community Lecture: May 23, 2013


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