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Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center (EAT) | Boston Children’s Hospital

31 December 2017

The Esophageal and Airway Treatment (EAT) Center at Boston Children’s Hospital cares for infants, children and young adults with esophageal and airway problems  

Growth Induction, or the Foker Procedure for Esophageal Atresia

09 May 2014

Dr. John Foker, at the Boston Children’s Hospital (Boston, USA) describes an innovative technique for stimulating the growth of the esophagus in patients with long-segment esophageal atresia by placing sutures in the ends of the esophagus, to give growth signals […] LEARN MORE

Thoracoscopic elongation of the esophagus.

01 November 2013

Long gap esophageal atresia in which a primary anastomosis cannot be achieved remains a challenge. Elongation of the esophagus by traction on the 2 ends has been previously described. With the advent of thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia, there have […] LEARN MORE