Achalasia is a rare condition which arises where the nerves of the oesophagus have become damaged.  There is no cure for achalasia but treatment options include pneumatic dilatation or Botox injection and medication but the only real successful treatment option is surgery.

About the treatment

Surgery involves cutting the lower end of the muscle at the lower oesophageal sphincter to allow food to pass normally into the stomach.  This procedure is called a laparoscopic Heller’s cardiomyotomy and Mr Brennan is experienced in this procedure.  This procedure can be performed as a day case procedure and occasionally an overnight stay may be required.