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An esophagus resection is major surgery. Even under the best circumstances, complications can happen. However, our surgical nurses are experienced in meeting the unique postoperative needs of esophagus resection patients. Delivering specialized care, we help you recover as quickly as possible while avoiding complications.
Possible complications include:
Leaking from your esophagogastric anastomosis
Hoarseness or other changes in the sound of your voice, which may be permanent
Pushing food from your stomach to your small bowel too quickly (dumping syndrome)
Air or infected material leaking into your chest or abdomen through an abnormal passage (fistula)
Narrowing in your remaining esophagus (strictures), which can cause problems swallowing (dysphagia)