Esophageal Diseases

Robert T. Kavitt, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Medicine and Medical Director, Center for Esophageal Diseases with Donna Nozicka, RN, BSN

A Center Dedicated to Esophageal Disorders

The University of Chicago Medicine's Center for Esophageal Diseases is one of the few centers in the nation solely dedicated to diagnosing and treating disorders of the esophagus. Our patients benefit from advanced treatments, leading-edge technology and a level of experience and innovation only available at a handful of other leading medical centers in the world. You can trust that your care is being guided by top specialty physicians who are dedicated to tailoring treatment to meet your needs. 

What We Treat

Our team approach means patients benefit from the combined expertise of physicians who have the knowledge and perspective to address all aspects of esophageal disease.

Minimally Invasive Esophageal Surgery

The University of Chicago Medicine has many experts who specialize in minimally invasive surgery for esophageal problems. Our surgeons take a team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of all esophageal conditions, and work closely with other experts in the Center for Esophageal Diseases.

Anti-Reflux Surgery: A Patient Success Story

Musician Michael Meadows came to UChicago Medicine to treat his acid reflux. Dr. Yalini Vigneswaran came up with a plan to treat more than just his acid reflux so he could return to the stage.

Dr. Vigneswaran with an anti-reflux surgery patient
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Why Choose UChicago Medicine for Esophageal Care

Dr. Robert Kavitt looking into a patient
Dr. Mustafa Hussain pictured with David Dodd at CCD
Dr. Kyle Hogarth with his team in surgery
Yalini Vigneswaran, MD, with a GERD patient
Dr. Robert Kavitt reading results of esophageal diseases diagnostic technology on a computer
Dr. Vivek Prachand walking with a patient in the CCD
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