Esophageal and Gastric Surgery

The Center for Minimally Invasive Esophageal & Gastric Surgery

Minimally invasive, or laparoscopic, surgery is performed through several small openings with the aid of a viewing scope known as an endoscopic camera. Advantages of the minimally invasive vs. traditional approach to surgery include less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stays and quicker recoveries.

Additionally, because laparoscopic procedures use much smaller incisions, scarring is minimalized and the risk of wound infection or abdominal hernia, which can result from larger incisions, is greatly reduced. The center’s highly skilled surgeons offer expertise in the laparoscopic surgical and endoscopic treatment of severe heartburn, morbid obesity, hernias and diseases of the esophagus and intestine.

The Center for Minimally Invasive Esophageal and Gastric Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center offers advanced treatment options for a host of digestive disorders, including:

  • Obesity
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Hiatus hernias and complex paraesophageal hernias
  • Gastric Ulcer Disease
  • Esophageal motility problems, including achalasia and dysphagia
  • Esophageal diverticula, including zenkers
  • Esophageal and gastric benign and malignant tumors
  • Gastric paresis
  • Gastric outlet obstructions

The Center for Minimally Invasive Esophageal and Gastric Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center offers patients advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures, including:

  • Gastric bypass, banding and sleeve gastrectomy (weight-reduction surgery)
  • Nissen fundoplication (GERD/heartburn surgery)
  • Hernia repair (diaphragmatic, hiatal and paraesophageal)
  • Esophagectomy (removal of all or part of the esophagus)
  • Gastrectomy (removal of the lower or upper portion of the stomach)
  • Repair of traumatic and congenital diaphragmatic defects
  • Single incision minimally invasive surgery
  • Heller myotomy (surgical cutting of muscles of the lower esophageal sphincter)
  • Esophyx (incisionless reflux procedure)
  • Ablation Therapy (destroys diseased tissue through controlled energy)
  • ROSE (revisional obesity surgery endoscopic)

These state-of-the-art techniques undoubtedly improve the quality of life for patients. By healing quicker, these individuals are on the road to recovery within a matter of days — if not hours — after their surgical procedure.

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