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AKRN2013; STANFORD Cancer Institute specialty-Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)

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rose20
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Heather,

You had asked of hospitals in the San Francisco area that performs Esophagectomies. You mentioned STANFORD and UCSF.

 

 

 

Stanford specializes in the Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy (MIE) that was pioneered by Dr. James Luketich at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Stanford Hospital has a Thoracic Surgery Department that prides itself on the latest surgical techniques for Esophageal Cancer. Check out these links below. There have been EC patients who had Dr. Merritt for a surgeon and were well pleased. Hope this helps in your diligent search to find the very best for your father.

 

 

 

PROFILES of those hospital & physicians.

 

1. Stanford Cancer Institute website - http://cancer.stanford.edu/

 

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2. Overview of Esophageal Cancer surgery @ Stanford – specializes in minimally invasive procedures - http://thoracicsurgery.stanford.edu/patient_care/esophageal_cancer.html

 

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3. Profile for Dr. Robert Merritt - http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Robert_Merritt/

 

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4. Profile for Dr. Joseph Schrager – heads the department

 

http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/frdActionServlet?choiceId=facProfile&fid=8561

 

 

 

 

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rose20
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Did you all meet with the surgeon is Stanford??

Keep us posted!

 

rose

AKRN2013
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Thanks again for all of the information.  MY family did see a surgeon who recommends surgery after 3 months of chemo and radiation.  I wrote a complete update on teh surgical options post.  I am feeling very comfortable witht eh surgeons onthe case, just need more answers as to thier chilce of procedures. 

I will continue to keep you updated.  Thanks you for helpig me through this!

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