Paraesophageal Hernias

A paraesophageal hernia is an uncommon type of hiatal hernia. Hiatal hernia is a condition in which part of the stomach sticks upward into the chest, through an opening in the diaphragm. The diaphragm is the sheet of muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. It is used in breathing.

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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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Doctors + Care Team

Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD

Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

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

General thoracic and foregut surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, surgical robotics

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Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief, Thoracic Surgery; 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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