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Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy
Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy is a minimally invasive procedure that opens the tight lower muscles of the esophagus to treat swallowing disorders. During this procedure hiatal hernia and the reflux of the patient can be treated at the same time.
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How does Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy Work?
Performed by one of our highly trained heartburn surgeons, the Procedure involves usually five small incisions — each between a quarter of an inch and half an inch long — in the abdomen. The esophagus and stomach are exposed via a tiny camera inside the abdomen and visualized on a computer screen. The surgeon will then pass an endoscope down the esophagus to ensure the tight lower esophageal sphincter is now loose.