May 07, 2013 - 8:59 pm
My husband, 62 and in great (otherwise) health has adenocarcinoma of the GE Junction. It's a Stage 3, N1, M0. He has one more round of chemo and he'll need an esophagectomy. Our oncologist has recommended a doctor, a surgical oncologist, at the Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham. I'd like to have another option on the surgeon mainly because I'm reading that "high volume" institutions are the best. "High volume" is more than 20 of these surgeries per year, from what I've read. We won't know how many of these the UAB doctor has done until we talk to him. Mayo advertizes more than 150, which is probably an institutional number. I haven't seen numbers for MD Anderson.
Anyone out there have a recommendation?