About This Program
Foregut Surgery is offered through Digestive Health, a clinical partnership between Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin.
The Foregut Surgery care team diagnoses, treats, and manages disorders of foregut (specifically the esophagus, stomach, and upper intestine), including heartburn and esophageal disorders, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett’s esophagus, swallowing disorders, such as achalasia, hiatal hernias, esophageal cancer, and more, in adult patients (18 years and older). We use the latest technology to deliver specialized procedures for both benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) conditions and offer personalized treatment options with a focus on increasing your overall quality of life. We also offer preventative services, such as routine screenings and examinations, to reduce your risk for developing cancer and increase your chances of early detection.
Located in the clinical spaces at UT Health Austin with access to full-scale hospital resources, Foregut Surgery provides the most advanced treatments available for patients in Central Texas and beyond with a focus on patient-centered outcomes, cutting-edge research, and medical education.
The Foregut Surgery care team has expertise in the use of laparoscopic, robotic, and endoscopic surgical modalities to achieve the best outcomes possible for patients. A vast array of diagnostic tests, such a pH studies, esophageal manometry, and radiology can be accomplished all within our clinic, decreasing travel time and the need for further appointments. The entire care team and treatment approach is designed around the patient.
Patients are cared for by a dedicated multidisciplinary care team, meaning you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines. Our board-certified surgical heartburn and esophageal specialists have extensive experience treating disorders of the upper digestive tract and work alongside a team of digestive health experts, including gastroenterologists, heartburn and esophageal disorders specialists, physician assistants, nurses, advanced practice providers, dietitians, social workers, and more, providing unparalleled care for patients every step of the way.
As faculty physicians of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, we are able to leverage collaboration throughout The University of Texas system. We collaborate with our colleagues to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to offer surgical treatment plans specific to your needs.