Esophageal Surgery

At UnityPoint Health – Grinnell, you'll find surgeons who deliver the latest esophageal surgery care. Our care team treats esophageal conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) to reduce symptoms and offer better outcomes.

Our surgeons have extensive training in the minimally invasive Nissen fundoplication procedure. They also perform other surgeries to treat esophageal cancer. A warm and welcoming care team provides you with individualized support.

Esophageal Surgery at Grinnell Regional Medical Center

We provide the latest in care for esophageal problems in central Iowa. At Grinnell, you'll find:

  • Surgical expertise: Our board-certified surgeons are highly skilled and have advanced training in a variety of surgery methods. They have made major improvements to surgical techniques and found ways to treat people with complex health issues. This respected team regularly trains other doctors on these improved techniques.
  • Advanced surgical technology and techniques: We offer surgery options that include robotic surgery. We also perform specialized esophageal procedures like laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, which relieves symptoms while minimizing discomfort.
  • Personal approach: Our doctors, nurses and staff take the time to understand your symptoms and recommend the best treatment for you. We try nonsurgical options first. If you need surgery, you can have treatment close to your support network.
  • Specialty-trained care team: You'll receive care from a team that understands your symptoms and the care you need. Our nurses and other staff focus on treating people with esophageal conditions.

Diagnosing Esophageal Conditions Like GERD and Hiatal Hernia

Your esophagus is a muscular tube that moves food and liquids from your mouth to your stomach. A ring of muscles connects your esophagus to your stomach. Esophageal problems occur when stomach acid leaks back into the esophagus.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hiatal hernia are two common esophageal conditions. People with these conditions often experience heartburn, acidic vomit and other uncomfortable symptoms.

Our specialized surgeons have received recognition for their expertise in treating esophageal conditions. They use the latest imaging tests and equipment, including endoscopy and biopsy, to give you an accurate diagnosis. Learn more about GERD, hiatal hernia and other esophageal conditions we treat.

Nissen Fundoplication and Other Esophageal Surgeries

Our doctors generally try medical treatment and other changes before recommending surgery. If you need Nissen fundoplication or another esophageal surgery, we provide the most advanced options.

Our esophageal surgeon is a recognized regional expert in procedures like the Nissen fundoplication. The Nissen is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat GERD and hiatal hernia. We also offer laparoscopic and robotic-assisted esophageal surgery procedures.

Contact Our Esophageal Surgery Team

Contact our surgical team for more information at (641) 236-4323.