Severe reflux, achalsia, and para-esophageal hernia represent benign forms of esophageal and foregut disease that when treated minimally invasively can provide long term relief from debilitating eating difficulties as well severe reflux symptoms. Correction of severe reflux also protects patients from increased likelihood of esophageal cancer as well and saves many lives. Dr Sternberg performs these procedures using minimally invasive techniques through the abdominal cavity.