Journal of Robotic Surgery

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 371–374

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

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11701-012-0357-0

Cite this article as:
Bedirli, A., Dogan, I. & Kozan, R. J Robotic Surg (2012) 6: 371. doi:10.1007/s11701-012-0357-0


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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdulkadir Bedirli
    • 1
  • Ibrahim Dogan
    • 2
  • Ramazan Kozan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryGazi University Medical FacultyAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of GastroenterologyGazi University Medical FacultyAnkaraTurkey

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