& GI Surgery
BCM reaches new milestone for robotic thoracic surgeries
Leaders in per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) volume and outcomes
The Baylor College of Medicine General Thoracic Surgery group at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center offers the full range of thoracic and foregut surgery, no matter the complexity. The clinic prioritizes patients, seeing cases within a week or earlier if needed.
Dr. Shawn Groth, Director of Esophageal Surgical Services at Baylor College of Medicine, brings experience to the clinic, completing over 400 surgical cases each year and over 340 robotic surgical cases to date. As a proctor for Intuitive, he shares his robotic thoracic surgery knowledge to train surgeons across the nation on best practices.
Chief of Gastroenterology at
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Comprehensive GERD care
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center incorporates a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to care with otolaryngology, gastroenterology, and thoracic surgery, offering the full spectrum of GI testing capabilities and treatment options. This includes laparoscopic fundoplication and transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) for primary and redo procedures. Additional capabilities include the LINX System, a small, flexible band of magnets enclosed in titanium beads connected by titanium wires helping to keep a weak lower esophageal sphincter (LES) closed to prevent reflux.
High-volume center for esophagectomy
Minimally invasive esophagectomy has proven to result in 70% lower odds of major complications and 60% lower rate of pulmonary complications without compromising oncologic quality of operation. This includes a 70% decreased risk of pneumonia as opposed to open esophagectomy.