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Surgical Expertise for Alimentary Tract Procedures

Our surgical experts have extensive experience in treating the alimentary (or digestive) tract. For decades, EmergeOrtho’s physicians have utilized the latest surgical techniques to provide superior care in a compassionate and cost-effective manner. This philosophy has made us leaders in the field of general surgery.

We offer treatment for disorders affecting the:

  • Stomach
  • Small Bowel
  • Large Bowel
  • Esophagus
  • Colon

Advanced Surgical Treatment for Diseases of the Esophagus

Acid reflux

Millions of Americans suffer from acid reflux, heartburn, and other problems associated with the esophagus. Acid reflux is a condition in which stomach contents (acid, bile, food) leak back into the esophagus, irritating it and causing a burning sensation or pain (“heartburn”). These common conditions can usually be treated with medication. However, for some patients, medication is ineffective. For them, surgery may be the best treatment option.

When lifestyle modifications and medications are inadequate and surgery is necessary, a procedure may be performed to create a new valve. This surgical procedure is performed laparascopically by using several small incisions. This technique reduces postoperative pain, recovery time, and complications. Most patients that have this operation can stop taking heartburn medications after surgery.

Achalasia

Achalasia is a disease where the esophagus is not moving correctly. This abnormal motility may result in difficulty swallowing, regurgitation or chest pain. Treatments include dilation of the esophagus (under endoscopic or X-ray monitoring) and surgery to open up the narrowed area (laparoscopic esophagomyotomy). These surgeries may also be performed laparoscopically, meaning patients can usually be discharged within two to three days.

Surgical Colectomy/ Laparoscopic Colectomy

For patients with certain diseases of the colon, including diverticulitis, colon cancer, colon polyps, and intestinal bleeding, removal of part of the colon (colectomy) may be necessary. This procedure can usually be performed laparoscopically, using several small incisions to insert a tiny camera and surgical instruments.

After a colectomy, most patients are in the hospital for 3-4 days while waiting for the intestines to start working again. Many patients are back to work within 2-4 weeks.

Clinical Excellence with Technological Innovation

Our surgeons have extensive experience with laparoscopic gastrointestinal tract procedures. This makes EmergeOrtho the leading choice for procedures involving the alimentary tract. We continually provide the type of treatment that has enabled us to be at the forefront of surgical innovation and effective treatment. We want you to emerge stronger to live a healthy life.

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