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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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What Is a Complete Esophageal Workup?

Could you benefit from a complete esophageal workup? Take a few moments to learn more about how an esophageal exam could help reveal potential health problems, and support your digestive health and wellness.

What Is a GIST Tumor and How Is It Treated?

Could you have a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)? This condition can be benign or malignant, but still needs to be checked out by a medical professional. Take a few moments to learn about a GIST.

LINX as a Treatment for GERD

Do you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? You should know about surgically implanted LINX® as a long-term treatment for GERD. Take a moment to learn how the LINX device works to correct your acid reflux issues.

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