At Yale Thoracic Surgery, our surgeons offer their expertise in dealing with benign tumors of the esophagus. Not all tumors of the esophagus are necessarily cancerous, but they still may need surgical attention for a number of reasons. Some of these reasons include the presence of symptoms such as difficulty or pain with swallowing or the concern of a cancerous tumor being present. There are multiple causes of these benign tumors.
As faculty of the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery, our nationally and internationally renowned surgeons are continually redefining standards of care through their comprehensive skill, innovative procedures, ongoing research, and the application of evidence-based medicine.
The thoracic surgery practice encompasses all aspects of your total esophageal health, including diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care. To assure a comprehensive treatment approach, our surgeons work as part of a multidisciplinary team at Yale, composed of other nationally and internationally recognized experts in esophageal disease. By collectively reviewing your entire case, our multidisciplinary team can determine the best diagnostic and treatment options for you.
Our surgeons are highly skilled at performing even the most advanced surgical techniques for both common and complex conditions. At Yale Thoracic Surgery, we know that the surgical process can feel intimidating, which is why our surgeons will walk you through the process, step by step, so that you understand the procedure and feel comfortable with your treatment options.