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If you have esophageal problems, you need an accurate diagnosis and ongoing care so that you can maintain your quality of life while preventing more serious problems. As a Center of Excellence in esophageal diseases, Norton Thoracic Institute is staffed and equipped to diagnose, treat, and monitor a wide range of complex esophageal disorders and diseases.
The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects your throat and your stomach. Individuals with esophageal disorders may experience difficulty swallowing, frequent heartburn, chest pain, or other symptoms.
The number of Americans with esophageal disorders is rising. Not only do these disorders interfere with daily life, but they can also lead to serious health problems, including esophageal cancer. That’s why it is important to receive a thorough diagnosis, follow a comprehensive treatment plan, and regularly see doctors specializing in esophageal disorders and diseases.
“At Norton Thoracic Institute, we focus on diagnosing esophageal disorders accurately, treating them effectively, and educating patients about lifestyle changes they can make to help manage their condition,” says Dr. Ross Bremner, the Director of Norton Thoracic Institute. “Our top priority is patient satisfaction. We hope that, with our help, our patients can return to a quality of life that they may have thought was no longer attainable.”
Because you are an important member of your care team, we encourage you to learn about your esophageal disorder:
To help better assess your health needs, we now offer convenient pre-operative and post-operative forms to fill out online.
The multidisciplinary team at Norton Thoracic Institute team has extensive training and experience in diagnosing and caring for patients with esophageal disorders and diseases. Our experts use the latest technology and therapies, based on recent research findings, to provide you with the best care possible. In addition, our institute conducts research designed to improve current treatment options and to help find cures for these conditions.
For information about our services, please call 602.406.4000.