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Laparoscopic Repair of Achalasia Cardia (Heller’s Operation)


Laparoscopic Repair of Achalasia Cardia, also known as Heller’s Operation or Heller Myotomy, is a minimally invasive surgery used to treat achalasia cardia. Achalasia cardia is a rare neurodegenerative disorder of the esophagus in which the lower esophageal sphincter fails to fully relax, making it difficult for food and liquid to pass into the stomach. In this procedure, the surgeon laparoscopically cuts the muscles of the cardia to allow food and liquids to pass to the stomach.