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Are there alternative treatments for esophageal atresia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The only successful treatment for esophageal atresia is surgery. Doctors perform the surgery to reconnect the esophagus to the stomach. Without a functioning esophagus, the baby cannot feed.

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