Esophageal Cancer Care at Nuvance Health: Why Choose Us?
You receive a thorough evaluation so that your doctor can look for esophageal cancer symptoms. Our experience and team approach helps us tailor services to your needs. And you have access to leading care whether the cancer is early-stage or advanced. Your care may include these aspects of our program:
Gastrointestinal cancer specialists guide your evaluation and diagnosis in addition to delivering certain therapies. Thoracic specialists treat advanced esophagus cancer and complications. These doctors work alongside other cancer specialists in meetings called tumor boards to discuss and carefully plan your care.
The GI cancer specialists use endoscopic mucosal resection for early-stage cancer. In this procedure, we slide a thin tube (endoscope) down your throat and remove the tumor while preserving the esophagus, instead of making incisions to access the cancer. Other non-surgical treatments include ablation, which scars or destroys targeted tissue to lower the risk of cancer coming back.
Minimally invasive approach
The thoracic specialists use minimally invasive techniques, such as robotic and laparoscopic surgery, with eligible patients. Surgical technologies and high-definition cameras allow us to carry out procedures through small incisions and with greater precision.
Advanced treatment options
Cancer symptoms or side effects of treatment may cause esophagus narrowing that make swallowing difficult. Eligible patients have access to a range of procedures, including stenting, that help the esophagus stay open. Find out more about advanced airway disease.