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Dr. Emily Speer is a fellowship-trained Foregut and Minimally Invasive Surgeon with a particular interest in antireflux procedures. Dr. Speer attended medical school at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and completed her residency in General Surgery at the University of Colorado. During this training, she developed a passion for minimally invasive, and particularly foregut, surgery. This led her to a fellowship in Advanced GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery with Lee Swanstrom, MD and colleagues in Portland, Oregon. During this fellowship, Dr. Speer became proficient in the most up-to-date surgical and endoscopic techniques for foregut problems such as gastroesophageal reflux, esophageal disorders, diaphragmatic hernias, and obesity. Her special interests include laparoscopic tailored fundoplications, myotomies, and reoperative paraesophageal hernia repairs, as well as POEM (Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy) for achalasia and LINX for GERD. She is also trained in BARRX for Barrett’s esophagus, flexible endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy to treat Zenkers diverticulum, esophageal dilation and stenting, laparoscopic and endoscopic feeding tubes, pyloroplasty and gastrectomy for treatment of gastroparesis, and bariatric weight loss surgery surgery. Dr. Speer is a general surgery residency teaching faculty member at St. Joseph Hospital and is active in research. She is the author of multiple publications on reflux surgery, is an invited speaker at national meetings, and sits on national committees for furthering excellence in foregut surgery.
While Dr. Speer is trained in all areas of general surgery, as a fellowship-trained Foregut and Minimally Invasive Surgeon, her areas of clinical interest include:
• Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) surgery
• Esophageal disorders such as achalasia
• Hiatal hernia surgery
• Gastroparesis surgery
• Weight loss surgery
• Advanced endoscopy
• Gallbladder surgery
• Robotic surgery
- Flexible Endoscopy
SAGES 2022 Presidential Address: Surgical Revolutions and Revelations
SAGES 2022 Karl Storz Lecture: FutureProof: Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation
SAGES Resident Webinar: Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) - May 3, 2022
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