USC Surgery / Treatments / Transhiatal Esophagectomy

This involves removing the esophagus completely from the abdomen and reconstructing it using the gastric tube, which is connected to healthy esophagus in the neck. A chest incision is not required. A vagal sparing esophagectomy involves stripping out the lining of the esophagus and leaving behind the muscular tube. This option has been used for patients with benign disease or those with very superficial cancers.

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