Oesophageal cancer (also called cancer of the oesophagus) is a tumor that grows in the oesophagus (the gullet, the pipe that carries food from the mouth to the stomach).
Oesophageal cancer can be effectively treated using endoscopic techniques such as mucosal resection (EMR), endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and radiofrequency (HALO) ablation. More advanced cancers require more complex therapy.
Patients may require an oesophagectomy; this is a surgical procedure that removes part of most of the oesophagus, usually to treat cancer. All or part of the surgery can be performed laparoscopically or robotically. Patients requiring an oesophagectomy are managed as part of a multidisciplinary team and often require multiple therapies such as endoscpoy, chemotherapy radiotherapy during their treatment.
We offer the full range of oesophageal cancer diagnosis treatment including endoscopic and surgical therapy for our patients.