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Is it possible to have surgery for an esophageal cancer and a hernia at the same time?

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Most hernias can be fixed at the same time as esophagectomy.

In brief: Yes

Most hernias can be fixed at the same time as esophagectomy.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

But, i will advise against it.
In esophageal cancer surgery , typically right chest is opened, esophagus with cancer and surrounding non-essential tissues are removed and the stomach is pulled up into the chest after prep in the abdomen and hooked up to the remaining proximal part of the esophagus. Of and by itself, it is already a formidable surgery. Why add another non-critical heniorrhaphy?

In brief: Yes

But, i will advise against it.
In esophageal cancer surgery , typically right chest is opened, esophagus with cancer and surrounding non-essential tissues are removed and the stomach is pulled up into the chest after prep in the abdomen and hooked up to the remaining proximal part of the esophagus. Of and by itself, it is already a formidable surgery. Why add another non-critical heniorrhaphy?
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
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