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Our Expert Team
Led by the region's most respected esophageal specialists.
Experienced surgeons treating some of the most complex cases.
601 North 30th Street, Suite 3700
The Alegent Creighton Health Esophageal Center, located at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, is recognized as a regional leader in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant gastroesophageal disorders (disorders of the stomach and esophagus). This reputation can be attributed to the dedication of its physicians and staff, whose combined experience and commitment to excellence has allowed us to perform more procedures than any other center in the region.
Alegent Creighton Health Esophageal Surgery offers advanced treatment options for many conditions of the esophagus and stomach, including:
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Chronic Heartburn
- Swallowing Disorders
- Esophageal Cancer
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Esophageal motility disorders
- Postsurgical esophageal symptoms
- Premalignant esophageal legions
Leaders in Esophageal Surgery for GERD and Redo Surgery
Founded by Dr. Tom Demeester, a world-renowned pioneer in modern esophageal surgery, the Esophageal Center has maintained a tradition of excellence and innovation in the management of esophageal disease. Our physicians are leaders in the treatment of esophageal disorders and have garnered national and international recognition.
Laparoscopic Procedures and Other Minimally Invasive Options
Our surgeons treat some of the most complex cases including “re-do” surgery for failed anti-reflux surgeries. In addition, our physicians perform the most esophageal procedures in the region. These include:
- Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
- Endoluminal Gastroplasty
- Laparoscopic Redo Fundoplication
- Heller Myotomy
- Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
Esophageal Testing Laboratory
The physicians and staff of the esophageal testing laboratory perform several procedures that assist in the diagnosis of patients with esophageal disorders. These procedures include:
- High-resolution and impedance manometry
- Upper Endoscopy with narrow banding imaging (NBI)
- Barrx Ablation
- Cellvizio Endoscopic Microscopy