What is Pneumatic balloon dilatation?

Category: Surgeries


Pneumatic balloon dilation is a procedure used to manage achalasia. A balloon is forcefully inflated inside the lower esophageal sphincter to stretch and slightly tear the muscle fibers.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pneumatic balloon dilatation

Side effect Patients
Esophageal spasms 1
Pain 1
Persistent cough 1

Why patients stopped taking Pneumatic balloon dilatation

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped having Pneumatic balloon dilatation


Stopped having Pneumatic balloon dilatation

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
6 months - 1 year 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Pneumatic balloon dilatation.