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Although the incidence of esophageal cancer is steadily rising, few surgeons get extensive experience with surgical diseases of the esophagus. Stanford Cancer Center doctorshave extensive experience with the management of cancer of the esophagus, including resection of the esophagus with reconstruction and restoration of swallowing, as well as endoscopic management of esophageal obstruction (laser and stenting).
A multispecialty approach to patients with esophageal cancer, either through direct referral or through the GI Multispecialty Tumor Board, is utilized in selected patients where a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy may be helpful.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!