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Esophageal (Swallowing) Disorders

The esophagus, a hollow muscular tube, runs from the mouth to the stomach and serves as your body’s food pipe. The act of swallowing and sending food to your stomach begins at the back of your throat where the top of the esophagus is attached. A variety of esophageal disorders can inhibit this action, making it difficult to get food down and fuel your body with essential nutrients.

At NorthShore, our surgery (general and thoracic) specialists have expertise in diagnosing and treating a variety of esophageal disorders, including: