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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