Difficulties eating and drinking or keeping down foods may indicate a problem with the esophagus (“food tube) and/or stomach. While dietary changes and medications can improve a variety of esophageal and stomach conditions, surgical intervention may be recommended or absolutely necessary for your specific diagnosis.
From esophageal hernias to stomach cancer, NorthShore’s fellowship-trained surgeons use advanced minimally invasive approaches. Our skilled surgical endoscopists continue to be early adopters of some of the most innovative endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques available in the United States and the world, in some cases. We were among the first in the country to perform POEM (Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy), an incision-free alternative for the treatment of achalasia and other motor disorders of the esophagus. NorthShore also was among the first to employ a new non-surgical technique from Japan known as ARMS (anti-reflux mucosectomy) for the treatment of GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). This cutting-edge surgical option may offer significant relief for patients unable to tolerate long-term use of antacids to control their disease.
The wide array of conditions we treat include:
We also perform bariatric surgery for weight loss and offer a variety of laparoscopic and endoscopic gastric bypass options.
Our esophageal and stomach surgeons work in tandem with multidisciplinary experts to coordinate care and enhance patient outcomes. Depending on your needs, we consult with specialists such as gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, psychologists, speech therapists and nutritionists.
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For more information about esophageal and stomach surgery, please call 847.570.1700.