Esophageal conditions are best treated by a multidisciplinary team of clinical experts. At the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Esophageal Program, we provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive care for the full range of esophageal conditions, including esophageal cancer.
Esophageal Program Specialists
The MedStar Georgetown Esophageal Program’s team includes specialists in gastroenterology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, surgery, pathology, speech therapy, and nutrition. Working closely with each other and with colleagues throughout the hospital, this diverse team helps patients achieve the best possible outcomes.
Our team is at the forefront of medical innovation and research. We offer the latest, minimally-invasive approaches. We work in partnership with The Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Washington, D.C. region.
Our Clinical Services
The MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Esophageal Program treats the full spectrum of esophageal conditions. We provide advanced treatment techniques such as placement of the LINX® Reflux Management System, Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), minimally invasive esophagectomy for cancer patients, and numerous ablation modalities. We also offer our patients the opportunity to participate in pioneering clinical trials.
Conditions We Treat Include:
- Barrett’s Esophagus
- Esophageal cancer
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
- Esophageal motility disorders
- Esophageal stricture
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Non-cardiac chest pain
- Swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
- Zenker’s diverticulum
Diagnostic and Treatment Offerings:
- Bravo® pH monitoring
- Endoscopic rendezvous procedure for esophageal stenosis
- Endoscopic ultrasound for staging of cancer
- Esophageal dilation and self-dilation program
- Esophageal manometry
- Endoscopic mucosal resection
- Esophageal stenting
- Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection
- LINX® Reflux Management System
- Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
- Radiation therapy and chemotherapy
- Radiofrequency ablation (HALO®)
- Other non-invasive, minimally-invasive, and surgical approaches