Esophageal Center

Leaders in Esophageal Surgery for GERD and Redo Surgery

Esophageal Center

The CHI Health Esophageal Center, located at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy in Omaha, Nebraska, is recognized as a regional leader in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant gastroesophageal disorders (disorders of the stomach and esophagus). This reputation can be attributed to the dedication of its physicians and staff, whose combined experience and commitment to excellence has allowed us to perform more procedures than any other center in the region.

CHI Health Esophageal Surgery offers advanced treatment options for many conditions of the esophagus and stomach, including:

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Chronic Heartburn
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Achalasia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Esophageal motility disorders
  • Postsurgical esophageal symptoms
  • Premalignant esophageal lesions

Leaders in Esophageal Surgery for GERD and Redo Surgery

Founded by Dr. Tom Demeester, a world-renowned pioneer in modern esophageal surgery, the Esophageal Center has maintained a tradition of excellence and innovation in the management of esophageal disease. Our physicians are leaders in the treatment of esophageal disorders and have garnered national and international recognition.

Laparoscopic Procedures and Other Minimally Invasive Options

Our surgeons treat some of the most complex cases including “re-do” surgery for failed anti-reflux surgeries. In addition, our physicians perform the most esophageal procedures in the region. These include:

  • Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Redo Fundoplication
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy

Esophageal Testing Laboratory

The physicians and staff of the esophageal testing laboratory perform several procedures that assist in the diagnosis of patients with esophageal disorders. These procedures include:

  • High-resolution and impedance manometry
  • Upper Endoscopy with narrow banding imaging (NBI)
  • Barrx Ablation
  • Cellvizio Endoscopic Microscopy