Through our partnership with the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Esophageal Institute, specialists at Peters Township offer convenient access to expert care. Count on us for:
Relevant expertise: We specialize in preventing, detecting, and treating esophageal disease at the earliest stage possible. Your physician will create a detailed prevention or treatment plan designed to give you the best results.
Advanced surgical care: Our physicians treat people at Peters Township and perform surgery at Allegheny Health Network’s West Penn Hospital. They deploy the latest breakthroughs and minimally invasive techniques performed at only a handful of medical centers in the United States.
Continuity of care: The same physician will handle your care, from initial consultation and diagnosis, to surgery and recovery. Our team also includes a dietitian and a speech pathologist, who specialize in the nutritional and speech aspects of your care.
On-site testing: Your physician can perform several tests on-site, such as esophageal manometry, which measures strength and muscle coordination to pinpoint problems. We also offer same-day tests at our diagnostic testing and procedures lab.
The specialists at Peters Township deliver a full spectrum of treatment options to help you get relief from esophageal conditions. Among the most common are:
GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease): This chronic digestive disease often results from a weak muscle at the bottom of the esophagus. When that muscle doesn’t work properly, stomach acid can flow up, causing symptoms such as reflux and heartburn.
Complications of GERD: GERD can cause serious complications if left untreated, such as pneumonia and asthma. It can also result in Barrett’s esophagus and dysplasia, conditions that can eventually lead to esophageal cancer.
Laryngopharyngeal reflux: Reflux of gastric juices reaches the voice box or lungs. This condition can lead to asthma, chronic cough, and scarred lung tissue (fibrosis) — making it hard to breathe and get enough oxygen.
Peters Township Health + Wellness Pavilion
160 Gallery Drive
McMurray, PA 15317