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Hiatal Hernia

When the upper part of the stomach bulges through an opening in the diaphram, it's called a hiatal hernia. With a hiatal hernia, leaking stomach acid can easily come up into the esophagus.

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Paraesohpageal Hernias

The Paraesophageal Hiatial Hernia Program provides a minimally invasive surgery option for patients who have symptoms from an internal hernia that has allowed the stomach to slip up into the chest.
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Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Title(s): Surgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5589
Fax #: 617-636-9095

Thoracic surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, clinical trials, tumor immunology

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