Mumbai Doctors treats successfully rare condition through laparoscopic surgery


Doctors at Zynova Shalby Hospital in Ghatkopar Mumbai treated a rare condition diagnosed with Achalasia Cardia on a 42-year-old patient by performing a unique Laparoscopic cardiomyotomy procedure here recently. The team of doctors was led by Dr Hement Patel General & laparoscopic surgeon at Zynova Shalby Hospital. 

Achalasia is a relatively rare oesophagal motility disorder characterized by incomplete relaxation of the lower oesophagal sphincter (LES) and lack of oesophagal peristalsis. The disorder has an incidence of approximately 1 to 1.6 per 100,000 people. In this condition difficult for the individual to swallow liquids, consume foods and even saliva.

Commenting on this surgery and rare condition Patel said, “The 42-year-old male patient was complaining of food getting stuck in his chest and difficulty in swallowing with frequent nausea and multiple episodes of vomiting since the past 8-10 months for which he took treatment with multiple doctors but didn’t get any relief.”

He added, “Eventually endoscopy was done to look the cause of the same and was found that patient had a disease called as achalasia cardia which means that patient’s lower part of food pipe was so tight that food couldn’t pass through it easily which was damaging the oesophagus. Achalasia Cardia is a rare disorder that makes it difficult for food and liquid to pass from the swallowing tube connecting your mouth and stomach into your stomach. Achalasia Cardia occurs when nerves in the oesophagus become damaged.”

“We conducted Laparoscopic cardiomyotomy where oesophagal muscles were dilated to release their tightness and results were seen within 24 hours’ patient started eating and drinking comfortably and was discharged home with no complications”, he further remarked. 

Laparoscopic cardiomyotomy is a safe, highly effective, and minimally invasive treatment for achalasia cardia. The procedure is done under general anaesthesia, wherein the muscle of the food pipe is cut to make it wider and then the muscle is stitched again so that it doesn’t close again, and the sensation that is getting blocked in the food pipe goes away. The advantages of this procedure are that it is a one-time cure and a lasting procedure.

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