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Achalasia Action

The OPERA study commenced in 2022 and aims to review cases of children with achalasia.  

It is being undertaken by the Paediatric Surgery Trainee Research Network –  including Jonny Nevill, Academic Clinical Fellow, Paediatric Surgery, University of Southampton

Research progress will be updated here

Multicentre retrospective study investigating the management and outcomes of paediatric achalasia

Achalasia is a rare disease in children. There is no consensus on management and a paucity of evidence regarding current outcomes.​


Retrospective multicentre study investigating current investigations and management strategies, and documentations of outcomes.

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Medical Treatment of Spasms

Achalasia Action are keen to support a project looking at how we can treat spasms/ chest pains as this has been one of the most recurrent themes raised


I-PASS study

This study (International – Patient reported outcome of Achalasia Symptom Score) is being run by Professor Giovanni Zaninotto from Imperial College and Assistant Professor Sheraz Markar.