Pyloromyotomy

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Pyloric stenosis happens when the muscle below the stomach is thick and tight. Food cannot pass easily from the stomach to the intestine causing stomach contents to become blocked and begin to back up.

Treatment

A pyloromyotomy is  an operation to repair the pylorus. During the operation, the surgeon cuts the tight muscle between the stomach and small intestine. This loosens the muscle so the stomach can empty and food will be able to pass easily into the small intestine. This is a common, simple operation. It normally will not affect your baby’s growth.

 

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Jonathan

As well as being one of the founding members of refluxSUPPORT...Jonathan is a Board Member and trustee of Living with Reflux – the only UK Charity for infants with reflux related conditions.He is also a stakeholder in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) – Gastro-oesophageal reflux in children and young people.He has three daughters of which the eldest is now seventeen. Two suffered from severe reflux.