Dr. Thomas Savides was part of the team that performed a landmark surgical procedure for achalasia, an esophageal disorder, at UCSD Medical Center recently.

The UCSD News story, “Easy to Swallow: First Scarless Myotomy Performed in United States,” appeared in media including Medical News Today and Thaindian News.

Thomas J. Savides, M.D., is Professor of Medicine and Interim Chief in the Division of Gastroenterology.

Leading the surgical team was Dr. Santiago Horgan, Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Director of the UC San Diego Center for the Future of Surgery.

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