A majority of patients who undergo a laparoscopic myotomy for their achalasia do not experience any complications. However, there are cases when a complication does arise that requires immediate medical attention. It is important that you understand the types of issues that you may experience so that you can recognize when you should seek immediate professional medical care.

If you have any of the following please call the office or go to the emergency room if you feel it is appropriate:

  • Fever over 101
  • Unusual chest pain or leg pain
  • Painful abdominal bloating
  • Increasingly red or tender incisions

At the Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery, we adhere to the strictest standards of patient care to ensure their safety, and we take the time to inspect all of our equipment to ensure it is sterile and properly maintained. Our goal is to ensure that your operation and recovery go as smoothly as possible.

If you are in need of professional medical care, contact the Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery today to schedule a consultation with board-certified general surgeon Dr. Reginald Bell.