Esophageal cancer surgeryBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM03993
- Video: Esophagectomy
- Video: Photodynamic therapy of the esophagus
- Video: Radiofrequency ablation of the esophagus
- Video: Cryotherapy of the esophagus
Esophageal cancer surgery
One operation used to treat esophageal cancer is esophagectomy. During this procedure, the surgeon removes the tumor and a portion of your esophagus that surrounds it. Then your remaining esophagus is attached to your stomach.