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Esophageal cancer surgery
Surgery is an important part of treatment for many people with esophageal cancer, Our surgeons are experts in minimally invasive techniques. We are very careful to recommend surgery only as part of an overall treatment plan.
For most patients, surgery is not the first treatment, since esophageal cancer isn’t usually diagnosed until it is advanced. You may first receive a combination treatments to shrink the tumor and make it easier to remove.
Our doctors, nurses, and other experts will monitor you closely after surgery. They are experts in these complications and other side effects. Tell your cancer care team if you have any discomfort after you leave the hospital. Treatments are available to help many of these symptoms.