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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:

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

Photo of Dr. Lee Michael Akst, M.D.

Akst, Lee Michael, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Director of the Johns Hopkins Voice Center
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Marohn, Michael Robert, D.O.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Fellowship
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Training Center (MISTC)
Photo of Dr. Stephen Clyde Yang, M.D.

Yang, Stephen Clyde, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Professor of Oncology
Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Chief of Thoracic Surgery
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.

Contact Us

To make an appointment or refer a patient, call 443-997-1508.