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Foregut Surgery​

Hiatal Hernia Repair – A hiatal hernia may be the cause of heartburn, chest discomfort, or upper abdominal pain. Identified through diagnostic and surgical procedures, it can be effectively addressed through surgery by repositioning the stomach down into the abdominal cavity and then meticulously repairing the defect in the diaphragm. Dr. Zhu specializes in using minimally invasive techniques such as robot-assisted small-incisions. A patient can expect to spend one night in the hospital and be discharged the following morning.

Antireflux Surgery – When severe and persistent reflux symptoms fail to respond to conventional medical treatments, surgery may be an option for patients. Left untreated, GERD can lead to numerous long-term health complications. Robotic Antireflux Surgery offers a minimally invasive approach to correct GERD by creating a new valve mechanism at the lower end of the esophagus. Patients undergoing this procedure usually spend one night in the hospital.

Heller Myotomy – Dysphagia, characterized by difficulty in swallowing, can significantly impact a patient’s well-being. Dr. Zhu specializes in robot-assisted Heller Myotomy surgeries, a procedure aimed at alleviating this condition by performing a myotomy to relax the esophagus. A minimally invasive surgery small incisions are utilized for enhanced precision and faster recovery. Following the procedure, patients spend one night in the hospital before being discharged the next morning, equipped with newfound ease in swallowing.