The Center for Videoendoscopic Surgery (CVES) is dedicated to the study, research, and minimally invasive surgical treatment of esophageal and other foregut diseases. The mission of CVES is to provide leadership in diagnostic innovation, research, training and education, and the clinical practice of esophageal surgery. The key components of CVES are outlined in the diagram below:
The faculty and staff of CVES have a wealth of experience and expertise in esophageal conditions and surgical treatments. We are committed to investigating the physiology, pathophysiology, and surgical outcomes of the esophagus and its related diseases.
We have a state-of-the art Esophageal Diagnostic Lab in the Center for Esophageal & Gastric Surgery clinic in which we perform both motility (manometry and impedance) and reflux (pH, wireless monitoring, and impedance). Over 1,000 patients are referred to our lab each year, making it one of the highest volume esophageal diagnostic labs in the United States. Many of these patients are further evaluated for surgical intervention at the University of Washington, providing researchers a wealth of data on outcomes of esophageal surgery.