The Oesophagogastric Surgery Unit of Vall d'Hebron University Hospital has a large professional team that offers comprehensive care for patients suffering from a functional, structural or neoplastic pathology of the upper digestive tract, such as cancer, a tumour or a hernia.
We focus on treating the functional, structural and neoplastic pathology of the upper digestive tract.
Portfolio of services
We are specialists in the following surgical techniques:
Benign oesophageal pathology surgery
- Oesophageal perforations
- Oesophageal stenosis (caustic, peptic, etc.)
- Hiatal hernia
- Oesophageal diverticula
- Benign oesophageal tumours (lymphomas)
Malignant oesophageal pathology surgery
Cancer of the oesophagus
Benign gastric pathology surgery
Pathology of gastrointestinal ulcer complications
Malignant gastric pathology surgery
- Gastric cancer
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST)
- Oesophagogastric neuroendocrine tumours
Diaphragm pathology surgery
- Morgagni hernias
- Traumatic diaphragmatic hernias
- Hiatal hernias
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