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Esophageal and Chest Hernia Surgery at UPMC in Central Pa.

UPMC in central Pa. has the experience and facilities to provide expert care for patients who require surgeries to remove esophageal cancers and repair hiatal hernias and hernias of the diaphragm and lung.

Esophageal Cancer

Tremendous advances have occurred in esophageal cancer treatment over the past decade, and UPMC in central Pa. surgeons are trained in the latest surgical techniques. Treatment options range from minimally invasive endoscopic therapies that have a low risk of complications and preserve the esophagus to more extensive surgery that involves removal of part of the esophagus.

Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal hernia surgery can be performed as a laparoscopic, or "minimally invasive," procedure. During this type of surgery, five or six small (5 to 10 millimeter) incisions are made in the abdomen. The laparoscope and surgical instruments are inserted through these incisions. The surgeon is guided by the laparoscope, which transmits a picture of the internal organs to a monitor. The advantages of laparoscopic surgery include smaller incisions, less risk of infection, less pain and scarring, and a more rapid recovery.


UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
214 Peach Orchard Road
McConnellsburg, PA 17233

Phone: 717-231-8555
Phone 2: 717-485-3155

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Located at Medical Office Building 2
2005 Technology Parkway
Suite 300
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Main Number: 717-988-5864
Fax: 717-231-8568

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