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Oesophagogastrectomy

Surgery for advanced-stage oesophageal cancer

Find out how we can treat advanced-stage oesophageal cancer by removing your oesophagus (food pipe)

About

Oesophageal cancer affects your oesophagus (the muscular tube which carries food from the throat to the stomach). If the cancer has reached an advanced stage, we can carry out an oesophagogastrostomy to treat it.

An oesophagogastrectomy involves removing your oesophagus entirely. It'll most likely be carried out as part of a wider treatment plan, which may include chemotherapy and possibly radiotherapy.

Need to know

  • What happens icon plus

    Your consultant surgeon will make a few cuts in your chest and tummy (or in your neck and tummy) to gain access to your oesophagus. They'll then remove your oesophagus, along with the top of your stomach and nearby lymph nodes. They'll also use the remainder of your stomach to replace your oesophagus. An oesophagogastrectomy is carried out under general anaesthetic, which means you'll be asleep.
  • How to prepare icon plus

    As you'll be receiving a general anaesthetic, you'll most likely need to limit your food and drink intake in the hours leading up to your operation. Your consultant or nurse specialist will explain this and any other preparations you may need to take. They'll also explain any risks and side effects, and answer any questions you might have.
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    After your procedure, we'll transfer you to our recovery ward, where we'll care for you for a few days. Your consultant will let you know when you can get back to your usual routine, including work or exercise.
Consultant with patient

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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