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After people have surgery for esophageal cancer, do they eventually regain the ability to eat and swallow?

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Diet is often introduced in a step wise fashion, beginning with sips of clear liquids, clear liquids, full liquids and soft diet.
Because of decreased capacity, patients should eat 6 small meals a day to avoid filling full. Also avoid high cream and sugary meals to avoid dumping syndrome.

In brief: Yes

Diet is often introduced in a step wise fashion, beginning with sips of clear liquids, clear liquids, full liquids and soft diet.
Because of decreased capacity, patients should eat 6 small meals a day to avoid filling full. Also avoid high cream and sugary meals to avoid dumping syndrome.
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes. Swallowing not as good, but serviceable.

In brief: Yes

Yes. Swallowing not as good, but serviceable.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

But, it is not the same.

In brief: Yes

But, it is not the same.
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
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