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Esophageal Disease Services: Conditions & Treatments

Our UC Irvine Health esophageal disease specialists are nationally regarded innovators in the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Working at Orange County's only university medical center, our board-certified physicians are also leaders in developing new technologies that are improving treatment options for our patients.


At the H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center (CDDC), part of UC Irvine Health, we treat the following conditions:
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (GER)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)
  • Motility disorders
  • Paraesophageal hernia
  • Stomach cancer

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Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

Our physicians use the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, including:
  • Ambulatory pH testing for GERD
  • Botulinum toxin injection
  • Cellvizio® probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Endoscopic enteral stenting
  • Endoscopic laser myotomy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)/submucosal dissection (ESD)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • EUS-guided fine needle aspiration
  • High-resolution endoscopy with narrow band imaging chromoendoscopy
  • High-resolution esophageal manometry
  • Laryngeal pH testing for laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) / Impedance Testing
  • Laser therapy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Radiofrequency ablation of Barrett’s esophagus

Surgical procedures

Our specialists are experts in the following surgical procedures:
  • Cricopharyngeal myotomy
  • Laparoscopic esophageal reoperations 
  • Laparoscopic excision of benign gastric or esophageal mass
  • Laparoscopic Heller myotomy
  • Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair with mesh
  • Laparoscopic LINX® anti-reflux procedure

For more information or to make an appointment, please call us at 888-717-4463.

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