Other esophageal conditions that may benefit from an operation include:
- esophageal stricture or narrowing
- achalasia (failure of the lower esophageal sphincter to relax)
- esophageal diverticuli
- symptomatic hiatal hernia
- poorly controlled gastroesophageal reflux
Surgeons in the Department of Surgery use a variety of minimally invasive techniques such as a laparoscopic Heller myotomy (for achalsia), laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (for symptomatic reflux) and laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair.