• Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy for Achalasia

heller-myotomy

Achalasia is a common condition that causes difficulty swallowing as a result of the lower esophageal sphincter muscles being unable to relax, making it hard for patients to pass food into the stomach. This cause of this condition is unknown, but is believed to involve infections, hereditary factors or abnormalities within the immune system that cause damage to the esophagus.

In addition to having difficulty swallowing, patients with achalasia often experience chest pain, regurgitation and chronic coughing. If left untreated, achalasia may lead to esophagitis, which is inflammation of the esophagus, unwanted weight loss and aspiration pneumonia.

Achalasia can be corrected through a surgical procedure called heller myotomy, which cuts the sphincter muscles that join the esophagus and stomach. This limits the activity of the muscle and allows food to pass more easily into the stomach, relieving most patients of their symptoms. Since the sphincter muscles can longer close completely after this procedure, your surgeon may choose to also perform fundoplication to reduce the risk of the patient developing gastroesophageal reflux.


Please fill out the form below with as much information as possible, this will help us expedite the processing of your information.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the registration form, please contact our office at (631) 689-0220.


Seminar Registration Date
Choose Seminar Date

Please Note
Seminar dates marked with (*) are held at our Riverhead Seminar Location:

Holiday Inn Express,
1707 Old Country Road, Riverhead, NY 11901.


Seminars hosted at Mather Hospital, will be hosted at:

Cody Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion, Conference Rooms A&B

625 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777


* Parking is at the rear of Mather Hospital. Access to the seminar is easier through the Belle Terre Road entrance.

Insurance Information
  • Do you have Health Insurance?

    YesNo

Submit Your Information


Keep Reading:

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication for Acid Reflux
Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Colon Resection for Diverticulitis
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
Laparoscopic Splenectomy
Types of Procedures
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Laparoscopic Colon Resection for Cancer