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Esophago Gastric Surgery, often abbreviated as EGS, is a major surgery that involves removing a part of the esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach) and then reconstructing the digestive system using part of your stomach. This surgery is often performed to treat conditions such as esophageal cancer, severe acid reflux, and certain types of esophageal strictures.

When is Esophago Gastric Surgery recommended?

EGS is a major surgery and is typically considered only when other treatment options have failed or are not appropriate. Some of the conditions that may necessitate EGS include:

  • Esophageal cancer: This is the most common reason for EGS. The surgery may be performed to remove the cancerous tissue and create a new pathway for food to travel from the mouth to the stomach.

  • Severe acid reflux (GERD): When GERD is not controlled by medication or other treatments, EGS may be recommended to prevent complications such as esophageal strictures and Barrett's esophagus.

  • Esophageal strictures: These are narrowings of the esophagus that can make it difficult to swallow. EGS can be used to widen the esophagus and improve swallowing function.

  • Achalasia: This is a rare condition that affects the muscles in the esophagus, making it difficult to relax and allow food to pass into the stomach. EGS can be used to treat achalasia by creating a new opening between the esophagus and the stomach.

What are the different types of Esophago Gastric Surgery procedures?

There are two main types of EGS procedures:

  • Transthoracic esophagectomy: This procedure involves making an incision in the chest to access the esophagus. This is the traditional approach to EGS and is typically used for more complex cases.

  • Minimally invasive esophagectomy: This procedure uses laparoscopic or robotic surgery to access the esophagus through small incisions. This approach is associated with less pain and faster recovery times than open surgery.

What are the benefits of EGS?

EGS can offer several benefits for patients with conditions affecting the esophagus, including:

  • Improved ability to swallow: EGS can significantly improve swallowing function, making it easier to eat and drink.

  • Reduced pain and discomfort: EGS can help to relieve pain and discomfort caused by conditions such as severe acid reflux and esophageal strictures.

  • Increased life expectancy: EGS can be a life-saving surgery for patients with esophageal cancer.

  • Improved quality of life: EGS can significantly improve the quality of life for patients by allowing them to eat and drink normally and participate in activities that they may have previously avoided due to their condition.

Meet Our Team of Expert Esophago Gastric Surgeons

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At GEM Hospital, we understand that trust and expertise are paramount when it comes to your esophageal and gastric health. That's why we are proud to introduce you to our team of highly skilled and experienced Esophago Gastric Surgeons.

Our surgeons are at the forefront of their field, constantly striving to improve patient outcomes through advanced surgical techniques and a deep commitment to patient safety and quality care. We offer a comprehensive range of services for all types of esophageal and gastric conditions, including:

  • Esophageal cancer surgery: We specialize in minimally invasive techniques such as robotic surgery, which offer faster recovery times and improved cosmetic results.

  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs): Our surgeons are highly skilled in the removal of GISTs, ensuring optimal preservation of surrounding organs and tissues.

  • Achalasia surgery: We offer minimally invasive procedures like Heller myotomy with Dor fundoplication to treat achalasia effectively.

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) surgery: We provide laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication to address GERD symptoms and improve quality of life.

  • Hiatal hernia repair: Our surgeons employ advanced techniques to repair hiatal hernias and prevent complications.

Our Commitment to You

At GEM Hospital, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality care and the best possible outcomes. We achieve this through:

  • Comprehensive preoperative evaluation: Our surgeons take the time to understand your individual needs and develop a personalized treatment plan.

  • Advanced surgical techniques: We utilize minimally invasive approaches whenever possible, minimizing pain and recovery time.

  • Exceptional expertise: Our surgeons are trained in the latest advancements and are committed to providing the best possible care.

  • Unwavering support: Throughout your journey, you will receive compassionate care and support from our dedicated team.

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If you are experiencing symptoms related to an esophageal or gastric condition, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our expert surgeons. We are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and develop a treatment plan that is right for you. Take control of your health and trust your care to the experts at GEM Hospital. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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Esophago Gastric Surgery involves surgical procedures to treat conditions affecting the esophagus and stomach, such as esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and severe ulcers.
Conditions that may require Esophago Gastric Surgery include esophageal cancer, gastric (stomach) cancer, Barrett's esophagus, severe GERD, esophageal strictures, achalasia, and large or complicated hiatal hernias.
Preparation includes consultations with your surgeon and anesthesiologist, pre-operative tests (such as blood tests and imaging), fasting before surgery, and possibly adjusting current medications. Specific instructions will be provided by your healthcare team.
Recovery involves a hospital stay where you'll be monitored closely, followed by a gradual return to normal activities. Pain management, dietary changes, and follow-up appointments are essential parts of the recovery process. Full recovery can take several weeks to months.
Risks include infection, bleeding, blood clots, leakage from the surgical connections, strictures (narrowing of the esophagus), and complications related to anesthesia. Discussing these risks with your surgeon is important to understand the specific risks for your situation.