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Esophageal Cancer Action Network

ECAN’s mission is to save lives by increasing awareness about the link between Heartburn and Cancer, promoting early detection and supporting medical innovation to prevent, detect and treat Esophageal Cancer. This national non-profit organization, based in Baltimore, is led by a board of directors of top physicians, business leaders, and families that have been touched by Esophageal Cancer.



FACS - American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. We are dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment.



The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Founded in 1964, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing over 6,600 surgeons, researchers and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lung, and esophagus, as well as other surgical procedures within the chest. The mission of the Society is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.


Esophyx® by EndoGatric Solutions

EsophyX enables the creation of a 270°, 2-3cm esophagogastric fundoplication by using proprietary tissue manipulating elements and 12 or more full-thickness polypropylene fasteners. The device is used in conjunction with a flexible video endoscope, which provides visualization throughout the TIF procedure.


Linx Reflux Management System

The LINX System is a small flexible band of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores. The magnetic attraction between the beads is intended to help the LES resist opening to gastric pressures, preventing reflux from the stomach into the esophagus. LINX is designed so that swallowing forces temporarily break the magnetic bond, allowing food and liquid to pass normally into the stomach.


Illinois Reflux Society

The Illinois Reflux Society contains a vast amount of resources for a one-stop shop for Esophageal disorders and related news.


Advanced Ablation Technology - RFA Therapy

BARRX Medical is committed to the ongoing research and treatment of Barrett's esophagus in order to improve the quality of life of patients diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus.


Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery

Vatslobe.com offers VATS Lobectomy educational articles, surgical videos, medical illustrations on Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery.