Esophagus


 

Our board-certified & fellowship trained surgeons are skilled at diagnosing and treating esophageal diseases including:  


  • Neuro-muscular diseases (achalasia, nutcracker esophagus, esophageal spasm)
  • Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Benign Tumors & Malignant Cancers






Team Work & Individualized Therapy:


  • Our team includes surgeons with advanced training (Fellowships) in Minimally Invasive Surgery and also Esophageal Surgery & Surgical Oncology
  • The best care requires gastroenterologists, radiologists, and sometimes medical and radiation oncologists.
  • We work closely with these and other specialists to individualize a treatment plan for you.




Minimally Invasive / Laparoscopic & Endoscopic Surgery:


  • Minimally Invasive / Laparoscopic surgery reduces your pain, reduces your risk of complications, and speeds your recovery
  • Endoscopic surgery takes place through the mouth and is completely scar-less
  • We are experienced in minimally invasive / laparoscopic & endoscopic esophageal surgery such as:
    • Laparoscopic Esophageal Myotomy (Heller procedure)
    • Per-Oral Esophageal Myotomy (POEM procedure, which is scarless)
    • Laparoscopic Fundoplication
    • Endoscopic ablation of Barrett’s Esophagus
    • Endscopic removal (resection) of polyps and masses
    • Laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy (avoiding any incisions on your chest)




Unparallelled Experience:

  • Our surgeons have been faculty at Penn State University and UCLA- Harbor
  • We have trained other surgeons to perform esophageal surgery
  • We have researched and published about these diseases extensively