Northwestern Medicine surgeons perform endoluminal surgery for a variety of conditions, including vascular disease, aneurysms and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Northwestern Medicine surgeons use the EsophyX® procedure to treat GERD, which is an incisionless fundoplication procedure through the mouth.
During a fundoplication procedure, the fundus (the top part of the stomach) is wrapped around the esophagus and sutured in place. The wrap acts as a valve to keep stomach acid from moving up into the esophagus, which is the problem with GERD. The EsophyX® offers all of the advantages of traditional minimally invasive techniques without skin incisions.