Laparoscopic Heller myotomy involves the weakening
of the muscle at the junction of the stomach and esophagus.
Treated with Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy:
Laparoscopic Heller myotomy may be performed in
cases of achalasia, or difficulty with swallowing food.
Non-surgical alternatives to laparoscopic Heller
myotomy include pneumatic dilation and medication to lower the pressure of the
esophageal sphincter. Botulinum toxin injection and an open Heller myotomy are
surgical alternatives to the procedure.
with Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy:
Laparoscopic Heller myotomy is performed under
general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy:
Possible risks following laparoscopic Heller myotomy
include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is
also possible to experience gastroesophageal reflux and injury to other organs
after Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laparoscopic Heller myotomy is good.
from Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy:
Total recovery from
laparoscopic Heller myotomy takes three to four weeks.