Large gastroenterological clinics in Germany provide comprehensive treatment of patients with the digestive system disorders. Specialists of the Department of “General and Visceral Surgery” focus their attention on a variety of therapeutic and surgical methods of overcoming esophagus cancer.
In 2013 Clinical Center of Schwarzwald-Baar was listed in “The best clinics in Germany” for minimally invasive oncological operations on the esophagus and stomach, and was certified by the German Society of Visceral Surgery as the Competence Center of Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Research interests of the clinic cover minimally invasive surgical treatment of stomach cancer, intestine and esophagus, as well as participation in the development of modern surgical techniques:
- SILS. Operation from a single laparoscopic access.
- Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery – N.O.T.E.S.
Using universal diagnostic and therapeutic programs, highly qualified surgeons effectively solve problems related to the development of esophageal carcinoma, both mild and severe forms, in the body of the patient.
The Schwarzwald-Baar Clinic’s experts in the field of surgery provide the highest level of operating, which excludes serious complications. Various specialists (surgeons, anesthesiologists, resuscitation specialist, gastroenterologists) create interdisciplinary councils of physicians.
Esophagus surgery in early stages of cancer
The primary stages of cancer are usually characterized by the absence of obvious symptoms, including pain. As a rule, at this stage the tumor does not exceed 3 cm and does not affect the surrounding organs and tissues. Endoscopic esophagus surgery is the most effective method of dealing with early forms of cancer. Esophagus surgery with the endoscopic laser effectively eliminates the first metastases. Such esophagus surgery includes qualitative visual accompaniment that allows professionals to carefully monitor every step. The laser energy locally and accurately burns the abnormal area. Laser esophagus surgery perfectly closes wounds, does not allow blood loss and proliferation of cancer cells.
Esophagus surgery in severe forms of cancer
In the later stages of cancer cells proliferation, the physicians of Schwarzwald-Baar Clinic use radical methods of treatment, which are aimed at saving as many healthy parts of the esophagus as possible.
Esophagus surgery is carried out after completion of chemotherapy. This regimen is provided for additional attenuation of the tumor, its reduction in size and the possibility to stop its further progression. Chemotherapy is often used as an independent method, which completely defeats even squamous cell carcinoma.
Radical esophagus surgery starts with formation of a path towards the pathological area in the abdominal and thoracic cavity. All esophageal cavity is neatly separated from the adjacent tissues. Later in the course of esophagus surgery the affected organ is replaced by a part of the colon or intestinal segment. Resection esophagus surgery can last up to 5 hours. The rehabilitation period takes approximately 1 month.
Stomach surgery in case of benign esophageal diseases
Benign tumors of the esophagus may eventually become malignant, so do not delay their treatment. Optimal method for achieving the best results is laparoscopic esophagus surgery. The essence of laparoscopic esophagus surgery is to create several millimetric punctures, through which video-device and minimally invasive instruments are inserted. The physicians try to remove the tumor from the esophageal tube, the tumor is located in a dense capsule and has not had time to germinate in the mucosal tissues. This esophagus surgery does not injure the soft tissues of the body, practically excludes blood loss, retains the aesthetic appearance (no visible scars), as well as prevents the re-emergence of pathology.
Due to the innovative conditions of the Schwarzwald-Baar Clinical Center, esophagus surgery is performed in accordance with the new European trends and standards. To ensure the safety and reliability of surgical procedures is the main goal of the wide-profile clinic.