Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgery

Esophageal and Gallbladder

Benign Upper GI Conditions

Upper GI Surgery in Dr. Angel Caban practice includes a variety of surgical procedures. This type of surgeries accounts for a large percentage of Dr. Caban daily practice. Below we will outline the procedures performed by Dr. Caban with a brief description. Once you find the one that applies to you please click on the link to get detail information. 

Gallbladder Conditions


Gallbladder Stones

Gallbladder stones are very common and when symptomatic, removal of the gallbladder can be indicated. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the procedure of choice.


Gallbladder Polyps

Gallbladder polyps are less common than gallstones and surgery is usually not required unless the polyps are enlarging or causing symptoms.


Biliary Dyskinesia

Better known as a “lazy gallbladder”.  Patients can present with similar symptoms to gallstones and usually, removal of the gallbladder will alleviate the symptoms.


Gallstone Pancreatitis

When a small gallstone travels in the bile duct and blocks the duct the pancreas can get inflamed. Removal of the gallbladder is usually required to prevent further episodes.


Laparoscopic ERCP

For patients that had a Gastric Bypass and now require endoscopic exploration of the bile ducts, a Laparoscopic ERCP is usually the preferred approach.


Porcelain Gallbladder

Chronic inflammation of the gallbladder can create calcification of the gallbladder wall, also known as porcelain gallbladder. Gallbladder removal is usually recommended.

Esophageal Conditions


Esophageal Reflux

It is a very common condition that it is routinely treated with diet changes and medications. When these therapies are inefficient surgical intervention is warranted. 


Esophageal Diverticulum

An esophageal diverticulum is an outpouching of the esophagus. Also known as Epiphrenc Diverticulum or Zenker’s Diverticulum. When symptomatic surgery is the best therapy.


Esophageal Tumors

Benign tumors of the esophagus include leiomyomas and Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors. Surgical therapy is most of the time indicated as the treatment of choice. 


Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal hernias are very common in the adult population. Most of them are asymptomatic but when symptoms present surgical repair is the treatment of choice. 


Paraesophageal Hernia

A paraesophageal hernia is a larger hiatal hernia. They are classified base on the size and like hiatal hernias repair is usually recommended when symptomatic. 


Esophageal Achalasia

It is a neuromuscular disease of the lower esophageal sphincter that can cause difficulty swallowing. Several lines of treatment are available but surgical therapy is the most permanent type. 


What People are Saying

“Highly recommended”

“Dr. Angel Caban performed my surgery almost 5 years ago on 6/2/2014. He is a kind doctor and always treated me fairly. I always felt welcome in his office. I recommended him to many over the past 5 years”.



Me encanta no lo cambio. Exelente el doctor caban y su personal. Muy buen grupo”.


“Another successful experience”

Dr. Caban did my colon resection and did an outstanding job all the way across the board. I highly recommend him as well”.


“Very fortunate to have him”

“I have the privilege of working with Angel M Caban in the hospital environment. I also have had him be the surgeon to one of my family members. I would like everyone to know that he is a great surgeon. We are fortunate to have him here in Ocala. He is personable, easy to talk too and has excellent bedside manners”. 


Hours of Operation

8:00am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 5:00pm



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