Esophageal Center

  • Treating Your Child’s Congenital Esophageal Disorder

    Whether your child has recently been diagnosed or has had prior esophageal surgery, the Esophageal Center at Cincinnati Children’s can help you find the right treatment plan. We have the multidisciplinary expertise to treat children with even the most complex esophageal disorders including:

  • 3D Animation: Segmental Colonic Interposition

    In this surgical technique, used to address esophageal atresia, a segment of the colon is used to replace the missing segment of esophagus.

  • Surgical Expertise

    The Esophageal Center coordinates each child's evaluations, as well as operative and diagnostic procedures, so each patient can be evaluated at one time by our renowned team of specialists in pediatric surgery, otolaryngology, pulmonology and gastroenterology. This team of specialists works collaboratively to develop an appropriate treatment plan for your child’s condition. Our surgical expertise includes:

    • Primary repair of esophageal atresia
    • Tracheoesophageal fistula repair
    • Segmental esophageal resection
    • Colon interposition (for esophageal replacement)
    • Gastric pull up
    • Esophagectomy
    • Thoracoscopy

    Esophageal Center Highlights

    Together, our team of subspecialists has 258 years of combined pediatric surgical experience. Leading the team is renowned pediatric surgeon Daniel von Allmen, MD.

    Patients have traveled from as far as Kuwait to have esophageal surgery performed by our team.

    As director of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery Division, Dr. von Allmen specializes in treating children like yours who face the challenges of complex esophageal disorders such as esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula.