Esophageal Diseases

Diseases and disorders affecting the esophagus can range from common, treatable conditions like heartburn to more serious issues such as esophageal cancer. At NewYork-Presbyterian, our gastroenterologists and surgeons have extraordinary expertise diagnosing and treating all types of esophageal disorders, using therapies based on the latest medical and surgical advances to restore comfort and quality of life.

A Team with Expertise in Esophageal Care

Our esophageal care specialists include gastroenterologists, surgeons, allergists, motility lab technicians, nurses, registered dietitians, and others with the skills and understanding to provide the highest quality care to people with esophageal disorders. When you come to us for your care, we have all the experts you need to relieve your symptoms and treat your disease. As leaders in their fields, our physicians and surgeons are dedicated to using cutting-edge endoscopic, diagnostic, and therapeutic technologies to provide the best possible outcome for each of our patients.

Comprehensive Esophageal Care

At NewYork-Presbyterian, we care for people with all types of esophageal disorders, from the most common to the rarest:

  • Achalasia and other swallowing disorders
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal hernia

The Full Spectrum of Diagnostic Testing

The diagnosis of esophageal disorders requires specialized testing, equipment, technicians, and doctors to interpret the findings to determine the cause of your symptoms. NewYork-Presbyterian has dedicated motility labs to assess the function of your esophagus and approaches to see how it looks and take samples of tissue for analysis if needed. From pH monitoring to manometry and advanced interventional endoscopy, you can get all the testing you need in one medical center.

Minimally Invasive Esophageal Surgery

When lifestyle changes and medications are insufficient to treat an esophageal disorder, our skilled surgeons use minimally invasive approaches whenever possible to treat esophageal cancer (including removal of the esophagus, or esophagectomy), Barrett’s esophagus, achalasia, and GERD, operating through smaller incisions. The result: less pain after surgery and a faster return to your normal activities.

Interventional Endoscopic Treatments

Many esophageal disorders can be diagnosed and treated through endoscopy—the insertion of a flexible tube into the esophagus with a camera at its tip. NewYork-Presbyterian offers advanced interventional endoscopic techniques not widely available elsewhere, enabling our doctors to treat people with disorders such as GERD, achalasia, Barrett’s esophagus, and esophageal cancer with technologies such as radiofrequency ablation, stent insertion, cryotherapy, and endoscopic mucosal resection (removal of abnormal esophageal tissue).

Multidisciplinary Cancer Treatment

Esophageal cancer is a complex and serious disease that requires the skills of a team of experts from surgery, medical and radiation oncology, interventional endoscopy, and other fields to provide customized, effective care. At NewYork-Presbyterian, our cancer care teams include specialists with many years of experience treating people with esophageal cancer and state-of-the-art facilities to provide treatments based on the latest scientific studies. Clinical trials of promising investigational therapies are also available, providing access to innovative treatments that may not be available in many other hospitals.

Contact

Digestive and Liver Diseases
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

212-305-1909

Center for Advanced Digestive Care
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

877-902-2232