Jejunal Interposition

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If you have learned that your child has esophageal atresia (EA), you may have lots of questions and concerns. At Boston Children’s Hospital, we’re here to answer your questions, provide you with support and to offer a treatment plan that is best suited for your child.

If your child’s EA is not so severe to require the Foker process—a technique to grow the two ends of the esophagus before connecting them—jejunal interposition may be an option. During this procedure, surgeons use a section of the jejunum (the middle part of the small intestine) as a replacement for the missing section of esophagus.

Our esophageal disorders team has developed extraordinary expertise in and perfected this highly technical procedure, which provides better outcomes, shorter hospital stays and fewer complications than alternative surgeries.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment or speak with a member of our team, please call 617-355-3038.

International Patients

For families residing outside of the United States, please call Boston Children's International Health Services at +01-617-355-5209.

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