Laparoscopic Heller myotomy and anterior fundoplication for achalasia results in a high degree of patient satisfaction

M. S. Yamamura, J. C. Gilster, B. S. Myers, Clifford Deveney, Brett Sheppard

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Hypothesis: Laparoscopic Heller myotomy with anterior fundoplication will alleviate the symptoms of achalasia and result in excellent patient satisfaction. Design: Retrospective study of consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic Heller myotomy with anterior fundoplication for achalasia between October 1995 and July 1999. A telephone survey assessed symptoms and satisfaction. Patients were asked to quantitate their symptoms on a scale of 0 to 3 (0 = none; 1, mild; 2, moderate; and 3, severe). Setting: University referral center. Patients: Twenty-four patients who underwent laparoscopic Heller myotomy with anterior fundoplication for achalasia. Main Outcome Measures: Postoperative symptoms and satisfaction. Results: Twenty-one patients (88%) were successfully contacted. Mean follow-up was 16.5 months. The laparoscopic approach was successful in all but 3(88%). The mean dysphagia score was 2.81 preoperatively and 0.81 postoperatively (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)902-906
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Surgery
Volume135
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2000

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Fundoplication
Esophageal Achalasia
Patient Satisfaction
Deglutition Disorders
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Referral and Consultation
Retrospective Studies
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Laparoscopic Heller myotomy and anterior fundoplication for achalasia results in a high degree of patient satisfaction. / Yamamura, M. S.; Gilster, J. C.; Myers, B. S.; Deveney, Clifford; Sheppard, Brett.

In: Archives of Surgery, Vol. 135, No. 8, 2000, p. 902-906.

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