Myotomy

What is Myotomy?

Myotomy literally means cutting a muscle. It is a procedure used in the management of achalasia cardia of the esophagus (cardiomyotomy) or gastric outlet obstruction (pyloromyotomy) arising from chronic ulcer of the stomach.

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I have achalasia...awaiting hellers myotomy.
My food is always sticking but why do I go light headed whilst eating?? Is my oesophagus pressing on...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Your symptoms are caused by vagal nerve stimulations.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Laura!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

Your...

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I had a Heller Myotomy at 14yrs old, due to sever achlasia. I'm now 50, and having major trouble swallowing. Having to use nitro spray 3...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Achlasia Cardia

Detailed Answer:
Dear Smaxwell!

You have got Heller's Myotomy done for the issue which has started once again. Yes...

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I have been having a fluttering feeling in my stomach/esophagus area. I have a history of esophageal spasms, could it be that? I am already taking...

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Needs correlation, slight adjustment needed

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Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern....

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