Heller's operation

Heller's operation

A treatment for failure of the lower end of the gullet to relax (ACHALASIA of the cardia). The tight encircling muscle is slit down to the mucous membrane lining but without perforating. (Ernst Heller, 1877–1913, German professor of surgery).

Heller's operation

called also Heller's esophagomyotomy. See cardioplasty.
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Heller's operation was modified to a single anterior esophagomyotomy by Groeneveldt in 1918 and further popularized by Zaaijer in 19238.
Heller's operation was modified to a single anterior esophagomyotomy by Groeneveldt in 1918 due to late severe devastating reflux reported by Barrett and Franklin in 1949 and further popularized by Zaaijer in 19238.
Treatment was by modified Heller's operation, transabdominally without a complementary antireflux procedure.
All our patients had open modified Heller's operation, as was the case in other reports from our sub-region.