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Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy

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Laparoscopic Heller myotomy provided by specialists at Florida Hospital is a minimally invasive treatment option for patients suffering from achalasia, a disorder in the esophagus that makes it difficult to swallow food. If not treated, it can lead to painful symptoms and malnutrition. Florida Hospital offers an advanced treatment option for qualified patients that uses a specialized tool called a laparoscope to widen the esophagus for swallowing. See if laparoscopic Heller myotomy is an option for your treatment.

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For patients with achalasia, Heller myotomy procedure provides the relief they need to improve their quality of life. This non-invasive procedure uses a laparoscope to open the muscle between the esophagus and stomach to enable normal eating and swallowing.

For patients with achalasia, the muscle that closes and opens the esophagus slowly grows weak. It no longer opens efficiently. This can cause dangerous symptoms of achalasia, like malnutrition and must be treated quickly.

Laparoscopic Heller myotomy surgically opens the esophagus muscle (esophageal sphincter) to allow for swallowing. Some patients have the option of Heller myotomy with fundolplication. This Heller myotomy includes a procedure to limit acid reflux after the surgery.

At Florida Hospital, laparoscopic Heller myotomy is performed by our experienced doctors.

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