There are a number of conditions affecting the esophagus that can benefit from a number of surgical techniques.
Dr. Rossidis and his colleagues at Bay Surgical Specialists attempt to perform most surgeries laparoscopically as it makes the procedure and recovery easier for the patients. Esophagectomies are an effective way to remove tumors and growths from the esophagus to clear the passage. It can remove part or all of the esophagus. If only part is removed, the remaining parts are reattached so that normal eating and drinking can be resumed. Laparoscopic resections of the esophagus are also effective means of treating esophageal diverticular disease, which is when abnormal pockets grow on the esophagus. Radiofrequency ablation heats the tissue with a controlled burst of energy which typically removes tissue to a depth of one millimeter with one second of treatment. Radiofrequency ablation is used to treat cancerous and precancerous conditions including Barrett’s Esophagus, which is a precancerous condition caused by GERD.
Patients who think they have an esophageal disorder should seek medical assessment and advice as GERD and dysphagia, or a swallowing disorder, can cause significant disruption to normal day to day life. Dr. Rossidis will advise on the best course of treatment after an extensive exam and consult of a patient’s condition.
This is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.