Minimally Invasive Procedures
These new techniques have the benefit of faster recovery times, smaller surgical scars and greater nerve preservation.
A flexible band of magnetic titanium beads is placed around the esophagus to support the lower esophageal sphincter (the muscle that opens and closes to allow food to enter and stay in the stomach).
Typically of an enlarged opening in the diaphragm (treatment for hiatal and paraesophageal hernias).
A minimally invasive procedure used by surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital to treat eligible patients experiencing symptoms of achalasia.
A treatment for achalasia where small incisions are made in the abdomen to allow access to the esophageal sphincter muscle.
A specialized instrument is passed through the mouth to divide the common wall between the Zenker's diverticulum and the esophagus, opening the diverticulum and splitting the muscle.
For cancers and gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the esophagus, stomach and gastroesophageal junction.
A minimally invasive procedure with no incisions in the abdomen to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Reoperation for recurrent hiatal hernias after prior hiatal hernia surgery.
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