Case Report

Journal of Robotic Surgery

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 371-374

First online:

Robotic heller myotomy and Dor fundoplication for achalasia in a woman with morbid obesity

  • Abdulkadir BedirliAffiliated withDepartment of General Surgery, Gazi University Medical Faculty Email author 
  • , Ibrahim DoganAffiliated withDepartment of Gastroenterology, Gazi University Medical Faculty
  • , Ramazan KozanAffiliated withDepartment of General Surgery, Gazi University Medical Faculty

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Achalasia is a relatively rare condition with a prevalence estimated at less than 0.001 %. Laparoscopic or robotic Heller myotomy is an effective surgical treatment for achalasia. We present the first published case of a morbidly obese achalasia patient treated with robotic Heller myotomy and Dor fundoplication. The operative time was 175 min, with an estimated blood loss of 110 ml. The patient had a normal bowel transit on postoperative day 2, and he was discharged on postoperative day 4 on a liquid diet. A follow-up at 2 months showed significant resolved symptoms of achalasia.


Achalasia Morbid obesity Heller myotomy Robotic surgery