The Center for Esophageal Diseases

At the University of Chicago Medicine’s Center for Esophageal Diseases, clinicians have the expertise and depth of knowledge that comes from helping many patients suffering from problems of the esophagus. We strive to provide the most current and effective care with particular emphasis on using the least invasive treatment methods.

The center offers the most advanced diagnostic tools, as well as the full range of medical, surgical and minimally invasive treatment options to meet the individual needs of patients with esophageal conditions. Our surgeons are experienced in treating both common and more complex conditions, such as:

  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Esophageal achalasia
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal diverticulum

The team includes internationally recognized surgeons who are exclusively practicing in this subspecialty of general surgery. Their depth of expertise ensures patients aren’t only cured of their conditions but also return to normal function following surgery. Whenever possible, minimally invasive or endoscopic approaches are utilizes in order to return patients to normal life as fast as possible.