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Esophageal Surgery

Esophageal Cancer

This tumor begins the lining of the esophagus and requires aggressive treatment.

Esophageal cancer starts in the inner lining of the esophagus and causes symptoms as it grows. To determine the tumor’s location and size, you may have upper endoscopy with endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), as well as a CT scan and PET scan. Your treatment depends on your tumor stage, location, and your overall fitness, and you may have surgery together with other treatments. We coordinate your care with your gastroenterologist, medical oncologist, and radiation oncologist.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Surgical treatment of severe GERD can improve quality of life.

The excessive backwash of stomach acid into the esophagus causes GERD. An accurate diagnosis of GERD is made using several tests, such as endoscopy, pH probe, esophageal manometry, and contrast X-ray studies. If your symptoms aren't controlled with medications, you may have surgery to tighten the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) to prevent gastric backwash. We perform most anti-reflux surgeries using minimally invasive techniques, allowing rapid recovery.