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.
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.
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