Heller’s procedure is carried out on a condition called Achalasia. This is a condition where lower end of the food pipe (oesophagus) fails to relax. Muscle fibres at the lower end of the oesophagus becomes very thick and very tight. Patients with achalasia suffer with difficulty in swallowing, acid reflux, chest pain and weight loss.
Heller’s procedure involves dividing muscle fibres along lower end of the oesophagus and in to the junction between the oesophagus and stomach. As releasing these fibres may cause increase in acid reflux, your surgeon may perform an anti-reflux procedure at the same time.
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