Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Diseases of the Esophagus

Digestive SystemUTMB Health provides comprehensive, expert care for patients with cancer of the esophagus and other related diseases.

Today most esophageal and foregut surgeries are performed in a minimally invasive manner. Robotic-assisted surgery adds to the benefits thanks to its 3D high-definition computerized technologies.

Our thoracic surgeons are highly skilled in minimally invasive procedures for esophageal and foregut diseases and cancer. Outcomes with minimally invasive procedures are significantly more effective in treating conditions. Hospital stay is also shortened.

Your multidisciplinary care team at UTMB will work together with the surgeons throughout your treatment and keep you informed of all of your treatment options. Multidisciplinary care is associated with improved patient outcomes and enables teams of experts to examine a case from every possible angle.  Members of the team then meet with patients to help them create the plan that's right for them. In general your team will consist of your primary care physician, gastroenterology team, radiation oncology team, thoracic surgery team, pathologist team, radiology team, nurses, physician assistants, allied health professionals, residents and fellows and clinical trials coordinators.

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