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If your child has an esophageal disorder (esophageal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula, etc.) or requires surgery, we have the expertise to help.
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:
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.
After several failed attempts to reconstruct her son Emmett's esophagus, Karla Rauch traveled to the Esophageal Center at Cincinnati Children's for a second opinion. Today, following successful esophagus replacement surgery, Emmett is eating by mouth and is a "completely different child."Read more in Carla's post on the Cincinnati Children's blog.
UPDATE: Emmett realizes his dream of playing soccer
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