If your general physician has diagnosed you with the cancer of the esophagus, consult Dr. Jay Chokshi, Surat’s best esophageal cancer surgeon. He is a reputed surgical gastroenterologist with experience of ensuring successful clinical outcomes in several esophageal cancer cases.
Esophagus is the muscular tubular organ that helps in carrying food and liquids from your mouth to the stomach for further digestive process. When cancerous tumor starts growing in the esophagus lining, you need the help of an experienced surgical gastroenterologist who can detect the accurate staging of the cancer and start the treatment immediately.
There are two types of esophageal cancer:
A. Squamous Cell Carcinoma: It begins in the squamous cells of the esophagus. Often, patients with squamous cell carcinoma have cancer in the upper and middle part of esophagus.
B. Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus: It begins in the mucus tissues of the esophagus that make swallowing easier. This type of cancer occurs in the lower part of the esophageal tract.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, do not take them lightly and opt for home remedies. Early detection is the key to ensuring successful outcomes and better quality of life among patients.
Although it is not exactly clear why one develops cancer of the esophagus, doctors now know that the disease occurs when there are mutations in the organ. Often chronic irritation in the esophagus can lead to esophageal cancer in the future. It affects more Indian men than women. Also, Dr. Jay Chokshi believes there are several other factors that increase your risk of esophageal cancer.
Dr. Jay Chokshi recommends altering your lifestyle and adopting healthy habits to reduce your risk of esophageal cancer and different types of esophagus disorders. If you are able to address the modifiable risks of esophageal cancer such as eliminating alcohol consumption and usage of tobacco, you can improve your health significantly.
Whether you are at risk of developing esophageal cancer or your doctor has diagnosed you with it, Dr. Jay Chokshi’s Gastro Center is open to serve all people of Surat and the rest of South Gujarat.
Book an appointment by calling on +91-9016519832. Teleconsultation services are available for patients who are unable to visit the clinic in person.
Dr. Jay is also affiliated with several reputed hospitals of Surat including United Green Hospital (Anand Mahal Road, Adajan), Maitreya Multispecialty Hospital (Udhana Magdalla Road, Vesu), Shalby Hospital (Rander Road, Adajan), Mahavir Hospital (Nanpura), Sunshine Global Hospital (Piplod), and many others.
In addition to a physical examination, Dr. Jay Chokshi may recommend different tests to diagnose esophageal cancer such as Barium Swallow Study, esophageal endoscopy, and biopsy.
The doctor may suggest other tests when he diagnoses esophageal cancer to study the staging of the cancer. From a CT scan, PET scan, to bronchoscopy, the doctor will use them to learn whether the cancer has spread to other surrounding organs.
At Dr. Jay Chokshi’s Gastro Center, we ensure immediate and accurate medical treatment depending on the staging of the disease. Dr. Chokshi will explain the patient and their family members about the disease, the possible course of treatment, and post-recovery complications and put them at ease. With detailed understanding of the situation, the patient can make an informed decision.
When the patient is diagnosed with stage IV esophageal cancer, the doctor may recommend palliative care. But, if you are early and there only small superficial tumors, the doctor may perform a surgery to remove them. There are several other types of surgeries fort treating esophageal cancer.
Often, the doctor will perform an esophagectomy to remove/resection a part of the esophagus and the adjacent lymph nodes to prevent the spread of the disease.
a. Trans hiatal Esophagectomy - The tumor is removed with the help of an incision through the abdomen.
b. Trans Thoracic Esophagectomy (TTE) - Ideal for cancer involving the upper 2/3rd part of the esophagus, the surgery is performed through an incision in the chest.
c. Left thoracoabdominal Esophagectomy - The surgery provides a wide exposure of the spleen, stomach, left hemidiaphragm, aorta, and esophagus. It is ideal when the patient is suffering from gastric cardia cancers that have spread to the esophagus and the patient requires thoracic esophagectomy and total gastrectomy.
The cost of an esophageal cancer surgery will primarily depend on the staging of the cancer and treatment modality. The expenditure for an esophagectomy is approximately ₹1,00,000-₹1,25,000. The charges will also change depending on the type of hospital room, duration of the stay, post-operative care and complications, fees of the GI surgeon and other medical professionals require to ensure your health. You can get an accurate understanding of your expenditure by talking to Dr. Jay Chokshi and understanding your treatment options. Call +91-9016519832 to book an appointment today.
Dr. Jay Chokshi is a reputed gastroenterology surgeon in Gujarat. Residing in Surat, he is available at Dr. Jay Chokshi's Gastro Center.