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Surgeon Perform Esophagectomy Cancer
Expertise: Esophagectomy or removal of the esophagus for cancer is a difficult operation. However, the surgeons who have good outcomes are the ones who expertise with the procedure. Things to look out for: do they do more than 12-15 esophagectomies per year? To they have a post-op care pathway? Are their nurses skilled in the care of the esophagectomy patient? Do they have a plan for when you go home? And do they explain things to you and your family clearly? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The esophagus carries food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach. Any word ending with the suffix "-ectomy" means removal, as in appendectomy, tonsillectomy, etc. Esophagectomy is usually reserved for patients with esophageal cancer, but may rarely be used for other benign forms of obstruction. The stomach can be mobilized and pulled up into the chest ...Read more
Can be serious: Esophageal problems causing dysphagia are usually related to strictures. Depending on where the problem arises, various procedures to relieve the blockage are available. This includes laser reopening, various forms of dilatation or a plasty type of procedure to widen the stricture site. Removal of the esophagus is usually relegated to carcinoma of the esophagus and is a large procedure. ...Read more
Thoracic surgeons: The society of thoracic surgeons does, in fact, have a list: http://www.Sts.Org/membership/membership-directory. Additionally, you can contact your state's closest medical school, ask to be directed to the department of thoracic surgery, and ask for a referral near where you live. Good luck and be well. ...Read more
How do surgeons deal with facial asymmetries when performing cancer reconstruction surgery? I recently had a surgery for facial melanoma on my left cheek. I will soon undergo facial cancer reconstruction surgery to restore my physical appearance to an acc
My mother had cervical cancer at the age of 43, a surgeon performed salpingo- oophorectomy, are there long term side effects after such procedure?
??????: Your ? Makes no sense, if your mother had cervical cancer most likely she had either a cervical cone if it had not spread or a hysterectomy, if she had a hysterectomy then the surgeon may have also removed tubes and ovaries, but removing tubes and ovaries has nothing to do with cancer of the cervix, but is often done at the time of hysterectomy. ...Read more
Multiple options: The pain is likely to be because of the incision, caused by injury or pressure on an intercostal nerve, which runs under each rib. This can resolve over time, or will take medication or some other form of intervention to heal. The last resort would be an intercostal nerve ablation, which renders the area numb. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me about an esophagectomy because of high grade dysplasia and how is quality of life after it?
Not bad: Make significant number of patients with HGD have cancer when the resected esophgus is examined pathologically. Resection is the gold standard for treatment and 5 year survival approaches 100%. Quality of life is influenced by the resection technique and skill/experience of the surgeon. Choose a center that has extensive experience and good outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Removal of esophagus: The esophagus carries food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach. Any word ending with the suffix "-ectomy" means removal, as in appendectomy, tonsillectomy, etc. Esophagectomy is usually reserved for patients with esophageal cancer, but may rarely be used for other benign forms of obstruction. The stomach can be mobilized and pulled up into the chest to replace the esophagus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly...: Dumping syndrome implies bolus emptying of the stomach into the duodenum with associated release of digestive hormones & insulin. The esophagus does not play a role in this syndrome. But if you have had a gastric pull-up procedure (where the stomach is now in your chest to take the place of the removed esophagus, undoubtedly its motility has been altered & as such dumping syndrome may be modified. ...Read more
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