Health Blog

Surgery for Congenital Pyloric Stenosis /Ramstedt’s Procedure


In Congenital pyloric stenosis, the muscles in the lower portion of the stomach that connects to the small intestine, also known as pylorus part of the stomach are enlarged, narrowing the opening of the pylorus and eventually prevents the movement of food from the stomach to the intestine. A Pyloromyotomy, also known as Ramstedt’s operation procedure is the treatment of choice wherein the surgeon incises only through the outside layer of the thickened pylorus muscle, allowing the inner lining to bulge out. This opens a channel for the food to pass through to the small intestine. This can be performed either via an open approach or laparoscopic approach.