Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy

A Heller myotomy is a  procedure in which the muscles of the lower esophagus are cut, allowing food and liquids to pass freely into the stomach. It is used to treat Achalasia, a disorder in which the lower esophageal valve fails to relax properly, making it difficult for food and liquids to reach the stomach. Surgeons at Osler perform this procedure on both adults and kids.