Laparoscopic Heller's myotomy for achalasia in Pakistan

Laparoscopic Heller's myotomy for achalasia in Pakistan

What is Achalasia?

Achalasia is an actual condition that influences your esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is a strong ring that closes the throat from the stomach. On the off chance if you have achalasia, your LES neglects to open up during gulping, which it should do. This prompts a reinforcement of food inside your throat. This condition can be identified with harmed nerves in your throat, and it can cause chest pain and also dysphagia. It can likewise be because of the harm of the LES and will also help in weight loss and hence called as weight loss surgery.At ALSA we carry out Laparoscopic Heller’s myotomy for achalasia in Pakistan through our expert surgeon Dr. Tahir Yunus.

Reasons for Achalasia

Achalasia can occur for various reasons. It tends to be hard for your primary care physician to locate a particular reason. This condition might be innate, or it might be the consequence of an immune system condition. With this sort of situation, your body’s insusceptible framework assaults healthy cells in your body. The degeneration of nerves in your throat regularly adds to the propelled manifestations of achalasia. Moreover, the surgical procedures for treating achalasia can also act as weight loss surgery.

What is Laparoscopic Heller’s myotomy for achalasia in Pakistan?

Making an incision in the esophageal hiatus, ALSA has its experts performing that procedure. A fan, triangle, or other liver retractor raises the left flap of the liver to encourage visualization of the esophageal rest. The gastro hepatic tendon is entered following by analysis of the esophagus phrenic tendons. The foremost vagus nerve ought to be recognized and safeguarded.

Myotomy

At ALSA, our expert Dr. Tahir Yunus carries out this surgery. The gastroesophageal intersection is recognized, and this territory can be uncovered with caudal withdrawal on the gastroesophageal fat cushion. A monopolar hook cautery or ultrasonic device searing or ultrasonic gadget is then used to isolate the external, longitudinal muscle strands of the throat on its privilege anterolateral surface. Numerous specialists will utilize accompanying upper endoscopy to imagine the high weight zone during the division of the esophageal muscle layer; under this immediate perception, the round filaments can be partitioned. This analyzation is taken 2-3 cm onto the stomach cautiously. An air leak test would then be able to be performed at ALSA by Dr. Tahir Yunus.

Laparoscopic Heller's myotomy for achalasia in Pakistan

Postoperative consideration

A gastrograffin study might be performed on postoperative day number one to preclude a hole and to look at the patency of the gastroesophageal intersection. On the other hand, the patient might begin a full fluid or mechanical delicate eating regimen at first.

Achalasia in children-Pediatric Achalasia

Typically Achalasia develops between the ages of 25-60; however, it has the potential of occurring at any age. When Achalasia develops in children, it is called pediatric Achalasia. Children with Achalasia feel like food is getting stuck in their throats. The most prominent symptom of Achalasia is difficulty swallowing. Chest pain, weight loss, regurgitation of food is also seen in children with Achalasia. For children, surgery for Achalasia is the best hope for permanent relief.

Achalasia surgery for children at ALSA Pakistan

Achalasia means failure to relax. Due to Achalasia, food does not pass into the stomach as it should. Because the muscles (LES) that are supposed to give way to the food do not relax and stay closed. In fact, they become tight and narrow.


The surgery for Achalasia is called Laparoscopic Heller's Myotomy, and it is considered the standard of care for Achalasia in children. During this procedure, we surgically disrupt and cut the LES muscles so that the food can pass through them. At ALSA Pakistan, our child specialist Dr. Muhammad Mohsin has vast experience performing complex procedures in children, understands children's unique anatomy and needs, and tailors his approach to offer each patient the best outcome.

Achalasia in children-Pediatric Achalasia

Typically Achalasia develops between the ages of 25-60; however, it has the potential of occurring at any age. When Achalasia develops in children, it is called pediatric Achalasia.

Children with Achalasia feel like food is getting stuck in their throats. The most prominent symptom of Achalasia is difficulty swallowing. Chest pain, weight loss, regurgitation of food is also seen in children with Achalasia. For children, surgery for Achalasia is the best hope for permanent relief.

Achalasia surgery for children at ALSA Pakistan

Achalasia means failure to relax. Due to Achalasia, food does not pass into the stomach as it should. Because the muscles (LES) that are supposed to give way to the food do not relax and stay closed. In fact, they become tight and narrow.

The surgery for Achalasia is called Laparoscopic Heller's Myotomy, and it is considered the standard of care for Achalasia in children. During this procedure, we surgically disrupt and cut the LES muscles so that the food can pass through them. At ALSA Pakistan, our child specialist Dr. Muhammad Mohsin has vast experience performing complex procedures in children, understands children's unique anatomy and needs, and tailors his approach to offer each patient the best outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Laparoscopic Heller’s Myotomy?

You can start having soft food diet 2 to 3 later after the surgery and can go back to work after 2-3 weeks of the surgery.

How Long Does It Take To Perform Heller’s Myotomy?

It will take around 1 to 2 hours to perform this surgery.

What Is A Laparoscopic Surgery, And How Is It Different From Other Surgical Procedures?

Laparoscopic surgery involves performing surgery using small holes in the abdomen and inserting a camera with different tools to complete the surgery without making a large cut. This offers a lesser chance of developing infections, much fewer scars, and post-surgical pain, early return to work and normal activities.