Conditions We Treat
Achalasia occurs when the valve at the bottom of your esophagus that allows food into the stomach does not open causing a sensation of obstruction or regurgitation of food.
GERD occurs when there is stomach acid that flows back into the esophagus (tube from your mouth to your stomach) and causes pain or an acid taste in the back your throat.
This occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes up into the chest through an opening in the diaphragm, resulting in retention of contents that can easily back up into the esophagus.
Previous hiatal hernia surgery can fail and occasionally can lead to the return of previous symptoms or the development of new symptoms. Reoperative foregut surgeries are performed to address these.
Digestive Health Advances in Motion
Advances in Motion highlights the latest breakthroughs, research and clinical trials in digestive healthcare from experts at Mass General.