What Is a Transhiatal Esophagectomy? Center

The surgical treatment for removing esophageal cancer is called an esophagectomy. In an esophagectomy procedure, some or all of the swallowing tube (esophagus) is removed and then the esophagus is reconstructed by using part of another organ, usually the stomach. Transhiatal esophagectomy is a major surgery and patients are usually given general anesthesia. Read more: What Is a Transhiatal Esophagectomy? Article

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