Cancer of the esophagus is an aggressive cancer that may be associated with difficulty eating, swallowing, and pain. It requires a coordinated treatment plan that includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. It is very important that the proper lymph node surgery be combined with the surgery, and that proper timing of the radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery be done by doctors that frequently treat esophageal cancer.
Physicians who treat esophageal cancer:
Robert C.G. Martin, II, M.D., Ph.D.
Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D.
Charles R. Scoggins, M.D., M.B.A.
Special therapies for esophageal cancer offered by the Division of Surgical Oncology:
- Esophagogastrectomy (removal of the end of the esophagus and the first part of the stomach)
- Extended lymph node dissection
- Preoperative (before surgery) chemotherapy and radiation
- Laparoscopic Esophageal and Gastric Resections Endoscopic Management of Barrett's Esophagus Endoscopic Management of Benign and Malignant Strictures
Research protocols currently open for esophageal cancer:
- Outcomes in surgical oncology
- Cell-saver autotransfusion in surgical oncology
- Biobanking of tumor tissue for molecular research
Expertise By Disease Site
University Surgical Associates
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