Lap Heller Myotomy for Achalasia
Achalasia is a condition that affects the muscles in the oesophagus causing them to weaken and stopping food entering the stomach at all. Together these problems can lead to vomiting, weight loss, malnutrition and dehydration without surgery.
Heller’s Myotomy is a laparoscopic (key hole) surgical procedure, performed under general anaesthetic in which muscles are divided or thinned allowing the valve between the oesophagus and stomach to remain open. This minimally invasive procedure ensures the opening – or myotomy – remains open giving long term relief.
A normal diet can be resumed within a month and patients will find the surgery greatly improves the ability to eat and drink.
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