The upper gastrointestinal tract is the entry point by which nutrition and water are introduced to the body. This vital part of the body has also seen a rise in disease in the modern age, and therefore remains a point for study and innovation at the Center for Advanced Digestive Care. Physicians and surgeons involved in at the Center treat the full spectrum of upper gastrointestinal diseases, from motility disorders to esophageal and stomach cancer.
Esophageal and stomach conditions treated by the Center include:
- Barrett’s esophagus
- Celiac disease
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
- Esophageal cancer
- Esophageal reflux (GERD) and the laryngeal or voice disturbances caused by reflux.
- Esophageal submucosal lesions
- Mediastinal lesions and masses
- Peptic ulcers
- Stomach cancer
Esophageal Program is Well Equipped for Today's Needs
A collaboration of multiple CADC member programs and centers, including the Jay Monahan Center and our advanced endoscopy team, the Esophageal Program is well equipped to handle the increasing amounts of patients with upper GI conditions, including the rising number of patients with reflux and esophageal cancer. Multiple state-of-the-art labs for esophageal testing can handle physician and self-referrals for the rising number of upper-GI related conditions:
- Impedance and pH testing
- High resolution esophageal manometry
- Endoscopic ultrasound
- Narrow band imaging
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
- Probe-based confocal endomicroscopy
Innovation and Research
Our team pursues the most up to date array of technologies, including cutting edge minimally invasive procedures, capsule endoscopy, and narrow-band imagery.
Physicians at the Center for Advanced Digestive Care are at the forefront in breakthrough research leading to advances in treatments for conditions including GERD and Barrett's esophagus, as well as advances in diagnostics and tools, including better understanding of how motility tests are interpreted and new endoscopic techniques.
The CADC also remains on the leading edge of technology, including the use of robotics in upper GI surgical intervention.