Heller myotomy

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Hel·ler my·ot·o·my

distal esophagomyotomy, usually for the treatment of achalasia.
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Based on treatment, the global achalasia treatment market is segmented as: Non-Surgical Treatment Botulinum toxin type A Pneumatic dilation Others Surgical Treatment Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) Heller Myotomy Others Based on End User, the global achalasia treatment market is segmented as: Hospitals Specialty Clinics Research Institutes Request/View TOC@ https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=T&rep_id=992 Achalasia Treatment Market: Overview Over the forecast period, achalasia treatment market is expected to witness moderate growth.
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Currently, laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) and endoscopic pneumatic balloon dilatation (PBD) are the standard of care in the treatment of achalasia.
Pneumatic dilation for the treatment of achalasia in untreated patients and patients with failed Heller myotomy. J Clin Gastroenterol.
Heller myotomy is superior to dilatation for the treatment of early achalasia.
Material and Methods: This study was carried out on patients undergoing surgical repair of laparoscopic Heller myotomy for cardiac achalasia at Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi over a period of four years (2010 -2014).
With the advantages of being less invasive, less costly, and shorter hospital stay, its preliminary efficacy such as short-term remission rate showed no difference with laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) [5, 6].
Treatments include balloon dilation and Heller myotomy with Dor fundoplication.
Pneumatic dilation, laparoscopic Heller myotomy with fundoplication and per oral endoscopic myotomy has since become more popular due to less invasive and a similar outcome.
In 2007 an elective laparoscopic Heller myotomy (approximately 5 cm anterior myotomy) with Dor fundoplication was performed without complication.