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About Us

The Center for Advanced Surgery is an internationally recognized provider of specialist gastroenterological care for all aspects of foregut surgery, esophagus surgery, surgical oncology, and endoscopic surgery. The center's physicians, Marc Ward, MD, and Steven Leeds, MD, are proud to offer their expert services to patients in Dallas, Plano, and Tyler, Texas.

Dr. Ward and Dr. Leeds both hold American Board of Surgery certification. They also undertook a specialty fellowship program for benign and malignant esophageal and gastric surgery led by world-renowned mentors Lee Swanstrom, MD, Brice Gayet, MD, and Steven DeMeester, MD. 

At The Center for Advanced Surgery, they focus on diagnosing and treating patients who have conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hiatal and paraesophageal hernias, achalasia and other esophageal motility disorders, gastric cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer, and diverticulum.

The Center for Advanced Surgery boasts cutting-edge diagnostic technologies, including endoscopy and high-resolution manometry. The surgical team has exceptional skills in performing advanced procedures, including ventral and inguinal hernia repair, complex abdominal wall reconstruction, fundoplication, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), therapeutic endoscopy, minimally invasive esophagectomy, and minimally invasive total gastrectomy. The team uses endoscopic approaches wherever possible to enhance patient recovery, but they also excel in laparoscopic techniques and handle all levels of complexity.

The state-of-the-art technologies at the Center for Advanced Surgery include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), Z-POEM for Zenker's diverticulum, and the Linx® Reflux Management System for GERD. Patients benefit from the practice's all-encompassing approach that tailors each person's care to their precise needs. 

The team operates with honesty and integrity, and their commitment to excellence is clear from the superior outcomes the practice achieves and high levels of patient satisfaction. Call the Center for Advanced Surgery today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.


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    We focus on getting patients back to a better and healthier quality of life.

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    Learn how Dr. Leeds applies an advanced technique called “POEM”, peroral endoscopic myotomy, to change a patient's life for the better.
    “No incisions on her, no recovery time, and no pain,” said Dr. Leeds.

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These Things Raise Your Chance of Getting GERD
These Things Raise Your Chance of Getting GERD

Could you be at risk for developing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? Take a moment to learn more about the most common risk factors and causes for GERD, and how you can protect your digestive health.

Understanding POEM

If you have trouble swallowing, you might need an incisionless surgical procedure known as POEM. Take a few moments to learn what you should know about POEM surgery and how it can support your ability to swallow normally.

The Link Between H. Pylori and Stomach Cancer

Could you be at higher risk for stomach cancer due to common bacteria in your body? Take a moment to learn more about H. pylori bacteria, the link to stomach cancer, and how you can protect your digestive health.

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