Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp 1071–1072 | Cite as

Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and Hiatal Hernia Repair After Failed Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy

  • Christopher G. YheulonEmail author
  • Paul B. Brock
  • Fadi M. Balla
  • Jamil L. Stetler
  • Edward Lin
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Achalasia Recurrent achalasia Peroral endoscopic myotomy Heller myotomy Laparoscopic Hiatal hernia Intraoperative endoscopy 


POEM Peroral endoscopic myotomy

GI Gastrointestinal

pH Potential hydrogen

POD Postoperative day


Author Contributions

Christopher Yheulon: concept and design, drafting of manuscript.

Paul Brock: acquisition of data, image preparation.

Fadi Balla: acquisition of data, image preparation.

Jamil Stetler: critical revision.

Edward Lin: concept and design, critical revision.


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© The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of General and GI SurgeryEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

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