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Johns Hopkins Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Center
Treatment of Severe Heartburn, Paraesophageal, Ventral and Hiatal Hernias, Esophageal Conditions, Stomach Tumors and Other Digestive Diseases
Patients with complex upper digestive system disease can benefit from the Johns Hopkins Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Center’s quick evaluation and treatment plan. This center brings together specialists in general surgery, thoracic surgery and otolaryngology, radiology, and gastroenterology to provide unique testing and medical and surgical management of these conditions that can significantly improve quality of life for patients.
Conditions treated include:
- Hernias, including paraesophageal, ventral and hiatal — even complex re-operative cases
- Esophageal disease
- Esophageal cancer
- Gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) or severe heartburn
- Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR)
- Mediastinal masses
- GIST and other stomach tumors
Minimally invasive and robotic surgical options include:
- Anti-reflux for severe heartburn
- Paraesophogeal hernia repair
- Heller myotomy
- Laparoscopic gastrectomy
- Re-operative surgeries
Meet Our Specialists
Director of the Johns Hopkins Voice Center
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Fellowship
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Training Center (MISTC)
Professor of Oncology
Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development
The Arthur B. and Patricia B. Modell Professor in Thoracic Surgery
Our team of gastroenterologists can provide highly specialized diagnostic services such as endoscopic ultrasound of tumors, endoscopic management of Barrett’s disease, esophageal manometry, and pH impedance testing. Testing can be performed at Green Spring Station, Howard County General Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
To make an appointment or refer a patient, call 443-997-1508.