Tuesday , October 19 2021

GMCH Doctors Treats Achalasia Cardia Through Laparoscopy

Gastroenterologists & GI Surgeon’s Joint Efforts lead to successful surgery

Udaipur :  Doctors at Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital treated a rare condition on a 40 years old female patient by performing “Hellers Myotomy with Partial Fundoplication” procedure recently. The team of doctors was led by Gastro Surgeon Dr. Kamal Kishore Bishnoi accompanied by Gastroenterologists Dr. Pankaj Gupta & Dr. Dhawal Vyas.

“On investigations of Endoscopy & Barium the patient was confirmed with Achalasia Cardia disease. Achalasia Cardia is a rare disease of the muscle of the lower esophageal body and prevents relaxation of the sphincter and an absence of contractions of the esophagus. While its causes still remains unknown, this condition degenerates esophageal muscles affecting one’s ability to swallow, chest pain and regurgitation of food and liquids. The commonest symptom of achalasia is difficulty in swallowing, and patients get a sensation that the swallowed food gets stuck in the chest. This problem invariably progresses and becomes severe. Other symptoms include chest pain, pneumonia, heartburn, a sensation of fullness or a lump in the throat, long term complications of malignancy of food pipe and weight loss. The patient, Chittorgarh resident, Daali Devi (Age 40 years), reported with severe conditions of chest pain and vomits after failing to get treatment in other hospitals,” said Gastroenterologist Dr. Pankaj Gupta.

“Hellers Myotomy with Partial Fundoplication procedure is relatively a new procedure that uses a laparoscope to make an incision of 1 centimeter near navel which then cuts through the muscles at the bottom of the food pipe that helps food pipe to relax. This enables food to move down without causing further trouble while swallowing. This restored the esophageal function and patient started eating from the next day of surgery,” said Dr. Kamal Kishore.

Explaining the case, Dr. Kamal Kishore, Gastro Surgeon, GMCH said, “The patient had difficulty in swallowing food since 6 months. The condition worsened in last two weeks, accompanied by nausea and vomiting. We advised him to undergo laparoscopic procedure as it would not create incisions in the chest or abdomen and includes a very short stay at the hospital. This procedure is more effective and safe for treating Achalasia, a swallowing disorder as compared to traditional methods of open surgery. It also helped the patient to recover fast and get back to normal life. This disease usually occurs between 25 to 60 years of age.”

CEO Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital, Mr. Prateem Tamboli said that, “Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital is a quarternary care multi super-specialty hospital where the complete experienced and skilled team of gastroenterologist & gastro surgeon is present. The procedure so chosen demanded skills & expertise to which the team managed to bring smile to their patient.

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