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This multidisciplinary clinical and research program brings together a team of esophageal disorder experts offering state of the art, tailored treatment options to help patients with esophageal disorders feel better. As the only dedicated program of its kind in the San Francisco Bay Area, it brings together years of pioneering research and clinical experience, treating all forms of esophageal diseases with exceptional care, knowledge and dedication.
Why Choose Us: The Esophagus Center at Stanford Health Care
In addition to offering the best available care and treatments, part of what makes our program different is our team approach. Physicians with expertise in every aspect of esophagus care work together to develop personalized treatment plans based on your unique needs and preferences.
Highlights of our program include:
Precision diagnosis: Using special tools (endoscopes), we examine your esophagus and surrounding structures in great detail. We then use this information to select the most appropriate treatment. Learn more about our Endoscopy Suite at Stanford.
Expertise: From esophagus experts to thoracic surgeons each member of our world-renowned team brings expertise in different aspects of esophagus disease care and treatment.
Minimally invasive treatments: We are home to the nation's leading experts in minimally invasive care. In fact, our surgeons are among the most experienced in the country in delivering advanced esophagus treatments such as laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication.
Personalized care: You may not need surgery to feel better. We always look to nonsurgical options first, including specialized care from our Gastrointestinal (GI) Pain Clinic and GI Nutrition Services experts. If you do need a procedure, our specialists work together to determine the best treatment and approach based on your condition.
What is the esophagus?
Your esophagus is a hollow muscular tube connecting your mouth and stomach. Your esophagus makes it possible to:
Swallow food and liquids
Lie down without the contents of your stomach flowing back into your throat (reflux)
Keep your windpipe (trachea) and lungs clear of food, liquids and partially digested food
When your esophagus doesn't work the way it's supposed to, tasks we usually take for granted become difficult, if not impossible. At the Esophagus Center, our goal is improve your quality of life through nonsurgical and minimally invasive therapies.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
Please confirm the location of your appointment as our doctors and staff see patients at multiple locations.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
For endoscopic procedures:
You will receive written preparation instructions from the clinic or your doctor.
Please ensure that your referring doctor has obtained and faxed insurance
authorization for your procedure to 1-650-723-8305.
Stanford Health Care is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff. We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
Medical records include:
Any endoscopy reports
Pathology reports from all biopsies
Recent clinical notes from any doctor involved with your esophageal diagnosis
Any fluoroscopy or motility study reports
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