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Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery

Leparoscopic Surgery Training

Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia Cardia

Achalasia Cardia refers to difficulty in swallowing of food due to a defect in the lower esophageal sphincter. This may lead to regurgitation of food and chest pain. Undiagnosed and untreated achalasia may lead to weight loss, aspiration pneumonia, esophageal ulceration, esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus) and even cancer.


At AyILS, we believe that if lifestyle modifications and medications do not provide much relief, surgery is the best treatment option available. Minimally invasive surgery option for Achalasia Cardia is referred to as Heller myotomy. This keyhole or laparoscopic approach has proved to be highly effective for the resolution of Achalasia Cardia. The post-operative recovery period is short and the patient can resume his normal diet after a few days of soft diet. The technique being minimally invasive, prevents scarring and provides excellent cosmetic results.


The Ayushman team was the first of its kind to conceptualize and establish the department of Minimal access surgery in India. The AyILS team, practicing at Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery is recognized to be a Global Center of Excellence in Endosurgery today. The Institute has been awarded the “Founder” title and accredited as “International Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery (ICE)” by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), USA and Center of Excellence in Endohernia Surgery by Asia Pacific Hernia Society. In addition all five consultant surgeons in the team are accredited Surgeons of Excellence by (SRC), USA. The Institute is equipped with state of the art operation theaters and quality equipment that contributes efforming the best industrial practices. Surgical and Anesthesia protocols are in place so that patients reap the benefits of faster recovery, lesser post operative pain and minimal post surgical complication.


This page describes in detail:

  • What Is Achalasia Cardia?
  • Treatment Of Achalasia Cardia
  • Pre and Post surgery instructions