If you suffer from achalasia and are tired of struggling to swallow, then it could be time to consider surgery. There are a few different procedures ENT surgeons may use to release the esophageal sphincter muscles and restore your ability to swallow. One of the most common of these is the Heller myotomy. Here is what you can expect if your ENT surgeon chooses this approach for you.
You'll be put under general anesthesia.