What is Cardiomyotomy?

Category: Surgeries


Laparoscopic cardiomyotomy (Heller myotomy) is performed for achalasia. Achalasia is a primary esophageal motility disorder of unknown cause.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cardiomyotomy

Side effect Patients Percentage
Abdominal adhesions 1
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 1


Stopped having Cardiomyotomy

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 5
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
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1 patient evaluation for Cardiomyotomy

Feb 22, 1990 (Started Feb 22, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for esophageal achalasia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Do not avoid having surgery, life is so much better with surgery. The condition, dysphagia will not go away without surgery. The quality of life improves dramatically after surgery. You would have to alter your habits in order to control GERD.

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