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Massachusetts General Hospital's Gastroesophageal Surgery (GES) Program offers referring physicians advanced surgical options for their patients and treats the complete range of gastroesophageal conditions, including gastric and esophageal cancers and benign esophageal disease.
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The Massachusetts General Hospital Gastroesophageal Surgery (GES) Program brings together surgical experts to provide optimal treatment and outcomes for conditions including gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernias, achalasia, and gastric and esophageal cancers.
Our surgeons work collaboratively with physicians in the Swallowing and Heartburn Center within the Digestive Healthcare Center and the Tucker Gosnell Center for Gastrointestinal Cancers within the Mass General Cancer Center to provide comprehensive, personalized treatment for patients.
The GES program offers the following services to help referring physicians serve their patients:
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Surgeons in Mass General’s GES program pioneered the introduction of several minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of upper GI conditions. They are leaders in developing and introducing new procedures:
Mass General is one of the few hospitals in the United States with expertise in the evaluation, counseling and management of patients with hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) syndrome due to the CDH1 mutation, including the successful performance of a prophylactic total gastrectomy in 15 patients.
Our surgeons perform high volumes of surgical procedures each year. For complex and reoperative surgery, our multidisciplinary team collaborates to provide expert care to patients. Procedures performed include:
As chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery and co-director of the Gastroesophageal Surgery Program and Digestive Healthcare Center at Mass General, Dr. Rattner focuses on the minimally invasive treatment of achalasia, GERD and paraesophageal hernias, as well as cancers of the stomach.
A surgeon in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Mass General and co-director of the Gastroesophageal Surgery Program, Dr. Morse specializes in minimally invasive and open approaches to the treatment of esophageal cancer and GERD, paraesophageal hernia repair, esophageal diverticula and reoperative anti-reflux surgery.
A surgeon in the Division of Surgical Oncology at Mass General, Dr. Mullen focuses on cancers of the stomach and gastrointestinal tract, including carcinoid tumors and GI stromal tumors (GISTs).
A surgeon in the Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery at Mass General, Dr. Meireles focuses on the minimally invasive treatment of achalasia, GERD and paraesophageal hernias.
Read about some of the complex procedures our surgeons have performed and the advanced surgical options available to patients:
View selected gastroesophageal surgery physician publications:
Our surgeons are leaders in performing minimally invasive procedures, including:
Phone: 617-724-1020 Email: MGHGES@partners.org
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