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What is esophageal cancer?
Esophageal cancer is a primary cancer of the esophagus. Typically, esophageal cancer occurs at the junction between the esophagus and the stomach. Often esophageal cancer is related to chronic acid reflux, smoking or excessive alcohol.
Diagnosis, Staging and Treatment for Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal cancer is diagnosed at Northern Westchester Hospital with state-of-the-art technology that includes:
Early stage esophageal cancer can be treated with minimally invasive esophageal surgery. An advanced minimally invasive procedure is da Vinci robot-assisted surgery. Your thoracic surgeon may recommend robotic esophageal surgery because it involves even smaller incisions, which can result in less blood loss, lower risk of infection, less pain and scarring, and a quicker recovery. Your surgeon controls tiny sophisticated instrumentation offering enhanced visualization and precision at the surgical site.
Whether surgery is recommended or not, patients diagnosed with esophageal cancer may receive esophageal cancer treatment at the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center. Radiation therapy and / or chemotherapy for esophageal cancer may be recommended. Chemotherapy is provided at the Laurie Bass Sklaver Infusion Center. The Suite is a soothing environment where compassionate care is proved by chemotherapy-certified registered nurses who help to educate their patients and provide supportive care.
Patients have access to holistic therapies of the Bruce and Andrea Yablon Health and Wellness Program, offering integrative medicine by specially trained nurses.
To learn more about esophageal cancer treatment at NWH Institute for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, please contact us at 914.666.1766.