Knox Private Hospital surgeon Geoff Kohn performs peroral endoscopic myotomy

POEM procedure - achalasia treatment Melbourne

Zoe Powell, Knox Leader
September 20, 2016

A KNOX Private Hospital surgeon is one of the first in Australia to use a procedure to help people who have long-term swallowing problems.

Peroral endoscopic myotomy uses “next-generation” technology to relieve tightness in the oesophagus so food can pass into the stomach. Read More...

Australia’s first POEM procedure teaching course - Report

POEM Procedure Melbourne Australia

Photo: Dr Geoff Kohn with Dr Jeffrey Marks

On 11-12 December 2015, Dr Geoff Kohn and the Melbourne Upper GI Surgical Group hosted Australia’s first POEM (Peroral endoscopic myotomy) teaching course. Joining Dr Kohn as faculty for this course was Dr Jeffrey Marks an international POEM expert from Cleveland, Ohio in the USA, and Dr Robert Chen gave a lecture on a similar procedure called ESD (endoscopic submucosal dissection).

Twelve Australian surgeons and gastroenterologist came to the course to learn the POEM procedure from Drs Kohn, Marks and Chen. Read More...