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Esophagus

Types of Surgery




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.