World Leaders in Esophageal Cancer Offer Advanced Treatments and
State-of-the-Art Technology

Leading the way in esophageal cancer treatments, experienced board-certified thoracic surgeons at the Lung Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital have operated on more than 1,300 patients with esophageal cancer with an average of 100-120 operations per year. 

At every step, we address the whole person, not just your cancer as you face the physical and emotional challenges of this condition. We take your individual needs and preferences into account. And our surgeons are always available to answer your questions.

This personal attention is combined with the most advanced diagnostic methods and proven treatments, including esophagectomy. Our Lung Center surgeons pioneered many minimally invasive esophageal cancer surgery techniques, in which a smaller incision allows you to recover faster and with less pain. We also offer both video-assisted esophageal cancer surgery and robotic esophageal surgery, and our AMIGO operating suite enables sophisticated imagery and great precision during surgery.

Brigham and Women's Safe Care Commitment

The health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our top priority. We are taking a comprehensive approach to prevent the spread of infectious diseases while we continue to provide the expert Lung care our patients need with both Virtual Visits and in-person, on site-appointments. Learn more about our Safe Care Commitment and the measures we are taking to provide the safest possible environment.

Why Choose Us

  • The Lung Center's esophageal cancer surgeons are the surgical team for esophageal cancer patients at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC). This exceptional collaboration between two world-class medical centers is the #4 ranked cancer center in the nation and a  a top-ranked program in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • The interdisciplinary collaboration of DF/BWCC to treat esophageal cancer brings together medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, thoracic surgeons, gastroenterologists, radiologists and pathologists.  This team approach can combine chemotherapy or radiation with surgery to help patients who otherwise might not be eligible for surgery.  
  • Post-surgery, our dedicated Thoracic Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Thoracic Intermediate Care Unit (TICU) are staffed by experienced physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and others. This focused expertise in thoracic care helps to prevent complications so you can achieve a smooth recovery and excellent outcome.  
  • Because many of our surgeons are leading researchers in the field, you have access to the latest esophageal cancer treatments, including clinical trials that may not be available elsewhere. 
  • Our team of lung specialists and surgeons offer Virtual Visits via phone or computer to consult with you and keep you connected to your care.
  • When in-person care is required, we are taking comprehensive measures to provide the safest possible environment for our patients. Learn more about our Safe Care Commitment.

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