Esophageal cancer Surgery
Difficulty in swallowing and unexplained weight loss should alarm suspicion of oesophageal (food pipe) disease. Those with a habit of smoking, alcohol drinking very hot liquids and obesity are at risk of developing precancerous changes (Barrett’s oesophagus) and cancers in the esophagus.
Unfortunately, most oesophagal cancers are not found early enough to cure. Herein, Horizon provides advanced endoscopic technology for Screening esophagal cancer in at-risk individuals.eg Barrett’s esophagus.
State of the art screening & diagnostic facilities at Horizon:
Combined Treatment for Esophageal Cancer
Treatment for esophageal cancer is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Except in early-stage, most treatment plans involve preoperative ( neoadjuvant) therapy with a combination of radiation and chemotherapy that aims to shrink tumors and greater results.
Oesophagal cancer surgery requires special expertise because of the proximity of tumors to the heart, lungs and main arteries. Types of esophagectomy operations we perform:
– Minimally Invasive (VATS): Operation through a keyhole approach, using the latest equipment and advanced technology resulting in less pain & faster recovery
– Transthoracic : For difficult tumors
-Trans Hiatal: Oesophagus removed through an abdominal & neck incision, in elderly and with borderline fitness
-2’field & 3’field Lymphadenectomy: For superior cure rates
– PALLIATIVE CARE: Self-expanding metal stent ( SEMS ) placement is done to facilitate oral intake and to relieve obstruction caused by tumor in advanced staged