For Healthcare Professionals: Esophageal Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering is home to more than 30 doctors and nurses who specialize exclusively in caring for people with esophageal cancer.  With specialists drawn from such areas as surgical oncology, gastroenterology, medical oncology, radiation therapy, interventional radiology, and nursing, we can provide therapies for people at any stage of disease—from precancerous lesions to metastatic cancer.We also offer opportunities for many patients to participate in clinical trials evaluating innovative therapies.

Our thoracic surgeons perform more than 120 operations for esophageal cancer each year, among the most in the country. We are experts in minimally invasive surgical procedures that can limit injury to the ribs and muscles in the chest, and have extensive experience in using video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic surgery.

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Esophageal Cancer Information for Your Patients

The Memorial Sloan Kettering approach to diagnosis and treatment of esophageal cancer in patient-friendly language.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Experience in Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgeon Inderpal Sarkaria describes the applications of robotic surgery in esophagectomy and other thoracic procedures at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

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Robotic Surgery for Treating Select Esophageal Cancers

Thoracic surgeon Inderpal Sarkaria discusses advances that have enabled surgeons to treat some esophageal cancers with robotics.

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Clinical Trial: Quality of Life Outcomes following Minimally Invasive versus Open Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer

Thoracic surgeon Inderpal Sarkaria discusses a clinical trial comparing quality of life after minimally invasive versus open esophagectomy.

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Thoracic Robotic Surgery
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Esophageal Robotic Surgery
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Esophagectomy Outcomes