BIDMC's Benign Esophageal Disease Program treats diseases that affect swallowing, as well as conditions causing heartburn.


Benign esophageal disease program imageOur specialists in the Division of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology specialize in the treatment of patients with benign esophageal diseases. This includes patients with achalasia, hiatal hernia, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), among others. In most cases the laparoscopic approach is used, which results in less pain and scaring and a shorter recovery time.