Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy is a treatment option for patients with achalasia and cricopharyngeal achalasia which , whichusually results in dysphagia or difficulty swallowing. It can cause weight loss, malnourishment and nausea. Also, they are at risk for aspirating food and liquid into the lungs, which can lead to infections.
This related condition must be treated quickly to prevent life threatening conditions. For achalasia, laparoscopic Heller myotomy with dor fundoplication or without dor fundoplication can help relieve the dysphagia.
If you experience symptoms of this related condition, the specialists at Florida Hospital encourage you to seek medical diagnosis and treatment.