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Surgeons at Boston Children's Hospital have developed new, highly successful techniques for treating TEF and recurrent TEF that do not result in further recurrence. If your child has TEF without esophageal atresia, we can usually repair it in the first day or two of your baby's life in one short operation. This procedure has also been successful for those patients suffering from recurrent TEF. The procedure is customized to your child to ensure the best possible result. During this surgery, your child’s doctor will:
If your child has long-gap esophageal atresia, meaning that the two disconnected ends of the esophagus are far apart, he or she will require a special treatment known as the Foker process. This highly successful procedure is only offered routinely here at Boston Children’s Hospital. Learn more about the Foker process.
If your child has TEF with EA, our doctors will:
Children who undergo these surgical procedures usually do very well. To date, we have not seen a single recurrence of TEF after these procedures.
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