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Collis gastroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to lengthen a shortened esophagus, so we can treat the underlying cause of your condition. A shortened esophagus happens when irritation from chronic acid reflux leaves scar tissue in your esophagus. Scar tissue is less flexible than healthy tissue, so you end up losing length in your esophagus.
A small number of people with advanced gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Barrett's esophagus have a shortened esophagus. This makes it difficult, sometimes dangerous, to deliver the treatments necessary for long-term symptom relief. Procedures, like laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, require a certain length of esophagus tissue to be successful.
You can relax knowing that our surgeons have advanced training in minimally invasive techniques as well as the structures and functioning of the esophagus. Their years of experience allow them to deliver specialized care to meet your needs.
Collis Gastroplasty As the only dedicated Esophagus Center in Northern California, we offer advanced care for GERD and Barrett’s esophagus, including Collis gastroplasty. Nissenthe esophagusrefluxfundoplication