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Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Heller's Cardiomyotomy

Shah, Jyoti BSc, MRCS; Rockall, Tim MD, FRCS; Darzi, Ara MD, FRCS, FRCSI, FACS

Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques:
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There are many options available for the management of achalasia. Recently, the list of options has expanded to include robotic-assisted Heller's cardiomyotomy. In this article, we describe the procedure for a robotic-assisted cardiomyotomy and discuss the advantages of using a robotic, master–slave system.

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From the Academic Surgical Unit, Imperial College School of Medicine, St. Mary's Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

Received September 13, 2001; accepted October 16, 2001.

Address correspondence to Dr. T. Rockall, Academic Surgical Unit, Imperial College School of Medicine, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St. Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom. Address electronic mail to:

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