I am so glad to find this thread. Thank you Google! Anyway, my husband was diagnosed with achalasia in September, had 2 dilations which didn't help, and on October 21 had the Davinci Heller myotomy. He was able to eat some mashed potatoes for a day or two, then his esophagus just seemed to close up again. After a barium swallow on 11/4 showed a very narrow opening, tighter than an hourglass, he had a third dilation last Thursday. We were so hopeful, but still he can't get any food down, and the only liquid that he can get to go through is bourbon & coke (at least he's staying hydrated, but not the ideal solution). Last Friday, the surgeon told me that there wasn't anything else he could do, he thinks the esophagus just quit working, and basically said that we might look into a feeding tube. He said that he only did the wrap at 180 degrees, so there wasn't any loosening of it that he could do, and the way he did it it should hang open. So, I was able to get him into UT Southwestern Digestive Disease clinic for a second opinion, with an appt. in early December. From what I've read here, there might still be swelling in there that hasn't gone down yet. None of these doctors have said anything like that, so I'm really glad to have found this. The gastro doctor that referred him from surgery called him today and told him that yes, the surgeon could go in and remove part of the wrap. We really want to get the second opinion, but don't really know what to do. I hate seeing him not be able to eat, and having to expel everything out of his esophagus. Are we just being to quick to expect results?