The esophagus is the muscular tube that extends from the neck to the abdomen and connects the throat to the stomach.
The Cleveland Clinic Thoracic surgery department works very closely with the Digestive Disease Institute to diagnosis and treat patients with disorders of the esophagus.
The most common disorders treated by thoracic surgeons include:
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Hiatal Hernia
- Barrett’s Esophagus
- Esophageal Diverticulum
- Esophageal Cancer