Stomach & Esophageal Cancer Surgery

Gain insights into the basics of stomach and esophageal cancers, including risk factors and symptoms

Stomach & Esophageal Cancer

Understanding the Conditions: Stomach Cancer, also known as Gastric Cancer, originates in the lining of the stomach, while Esophageal Cancer develops in the lining of the esophagus (the tube connecting the throat to the stomach). Both conditions can be life-threatening if left untreated, making early detection and appropriate treatment crucial for better outcomes.

Importance of Early Detection

 Detecting Stomach & Esophageal Cancer at an early stage significantly improves the chances of successful treatment and long-term survival. Regular health checkups, screening tests, and timely medical attention can aid in early diagnosis, allowing for more effective interventions.

Surgical Treatment Options

Surgery plays a vital role in treating Stomach & Esophageal Cancer, either as a standalone treatment or in combination with other therapies like chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy. The following are common surgical procedures:

1. Gastrectomy

A surgical procedure that involves removing part or all of the stomach affected by cancer. It may be subtotal (partial) or total, depending on the extent of the disease.

2. Esophagectomy

  1. The surgical removal of the diseased part of the esophagus. In most cases, the stomach is pulled up and attached to the remaining esophagus to reconstruct the digestive system.

3. Lymphadenectomy:

It is an integral part of surgery for stomach and esophageal cancer. It involves the removal of nearby lymph nodes to determine if cancer has spread beyond the primary site and to prevent further spread.

4. Minimally Invasive Surgery:

  1. Laparoscopic techniques which involve smaller incisions, reduced scarring, and faster recovery have become the standard procedure for stomach and esophageal resections in most units all over the world.

IV. Postoperative Recovery and life after surgery

Patients will have laparoscopic resections and the standardized protocols of Dr Hassn including pain management, wound care and nutritional support to promote healing and optimise recovery. These will allow patients to recover safely and much faster than other units in the world.

Adapting to life after Stomach & Esophageal Cancer Surgery may involve dietary adjustments and lifestyle modifications. Dr. Hassn and his team provide personalized guidance on nutrition and lifestyle to support patients in regaining their strength and well-being.