Foregut, esophageal and acid reflux surgery is a specialty that focuses on treating conditions of the upper digestive tract: the esophagus and stomach. Our foregut & esophageal surgeons are board certified in general surgery and have additional fellowship (specialty) training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting these parts of the body. This includes minimally invasive surgical techniques such as laparoscopic and robotic surgery. We strive to provide our patients with state-of-the-art, expert care in a comfortable, convenient, community setting.
Our surgical team works closely with other providers and staff in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, and Family Medicine to provide comprehensive, coordinated care.
Common signs of foregut, esophageal and acid reflux issue include a burning or sharp sensation of the upper abdomen or chest that is made worse by changing position, regurgitation or effortless vomiting, difficulty swallowing, chronic hoarseness or chronic cough.
Foregut, esophageal and acid reflux disorders include:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Hiatal/paraesophageal hernia
- Esophageal motility disorders (e.g. achalasia)
- Benign and malignant tumors of the esophagus and stomach
- Delayed emptying of the stomach
- Abnormal function of the lower esophageal sphincter or esophagus
- Increased gastric acid production
Foregut, esophageal and acid reflux treatment and procedures include:
- Testing (such as upper endoscopy, esophagram, pH monitoring and esophageal manometry)
- Lifestyle modifications
- Surgical treatment (such as laparoscopic surgery to treat acid reflux, hiatal hernia and achalasia)
Joseph Drosdeck, MD
William Truong, MD