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Esophageal

Our team quickly diagnoses and treats esophageal conditions to prevent them from developing into a worse condition, like cancer.

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Using the most advanced treatment

Preventing, detecting, and treating esophageal disease has never been more effective. Our team uses the latest techniques to give you with the best possible outcome.

Step up for cancer

Help our patients through the 2021 Highmark Virtual Walk for a Healthy Community.

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Access to leading specialists

Our team and leadership unites experts from many different specialties to treat an array of esophageal diseases and conditions, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal dysplasia, and more.

Featured Services for Esophageal

At the Esophageal Institute, we use the most advance treatments for conditions and diseases affecting the esophagus.
  • Voice, Swallowing, and Nutrition Center (VSN)


    The VSN Center diagnoses and treats conditions that affect the pharynx, larynx, esophagus, and stomach.

  • Esophageal cancer


    Get the best results possible for your esophageal cancer with experienced specialists and treatment tailored to your needs, preferences, and overall health.

  • Gastroesophageal Reflex Disease (GERD)


    GERD doesn’t just cause heartburn and indigestion, it can also lead to serious health conditions.

  • Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal dysplasia


    As complications of GERD and precursors to esophageal cancer, these conditions require close monitoring and treatment.

  • Gastric and esophageal motility disorders


    Conditions, such as Gastroparesis that affect food’s ability to move through the esophagus, stomach, and digestive tract.

  • Achalasia


    Unlike GERD, achalasia is a disorder where the esophageal sphincter muscle remains closed when it should open, making it difficult to swallow food and liquid.

Do I have GERD?

Heartburn can be an annoying consequence after a big holiday meal. But for some, it’s a painful, chronic problem and a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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Support services

We are here improve your health and strengthen your overall wellbeing. Our services include:

• Voice, Swallowing and Nutrition Center

• Speech Therapy

• Dietary counseling and nutrition

• Cancer support

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Advanced treatment options

We are continuously exploring novel, effective alternatives for treatment, for example the LINX® reflux management system which is designed to restore your stomach’s natural acid barrier.

Esophageal Institute clinical trials & research

The goal of the research team is to provide you with cutting-edge treatments through our multi-disciplinary clinical trials.

Foregut Surgery Fellowship

A highly focused, one-year fellowship program that provides surgeons with an opportunity to acquire specialized technical ability in minimally invasive procedures.