Achalasia surgery in Encino via the myotomy procedure is regarded as the definitive treatment for achalasia sufferers. In the myotomy procedure, the outer layer of muscle that controls tightening of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is cut lengthwise in order to loosen it up and allow food to flow from the esophagus into the stomach. Dr. Feiz performs achalasia surgery in Encino laparoscopically, via small 3-4 lentil sized incisions in the abdomen. These incisions serve as portals for a small camera and Dr. Feiz’s instruments; the camera relays images to monitors in the operating room and Dr. Feiz uses these images to guide his narrow instruments and carry out the procedure. The benefits of laparoscopic achalasia surgery in Encino are comprehensively better than open incision surgery because of the decreased risk of infection, minimal scarring, and much shorter recovery time.
While there is no cure for achalasia, this surgery is able to significantly improve the severity and occurrence of symptoms such as regurgitation, difficulty swallowing, chest pain and weight loss. If you are interested in achalasia surgery in Encino and want to know if it’s a viable treatment for you, please call the offices of Dr. Feiz today and schedule an appointment.