Esophageal Cancer

The UofL Brown Cancer Center’s dedicated esophageal cancer team treats a large number of patients with newly diagnosed cancer each year. Studies have shown a link between the number of patients treated and successful outcomes, and we have one of the most active programs in the region. You are followed by a team of highly specialized physicians and support specialists – all with extensive experience in esophageal cancer care.

We are especially proud of our minimally invasive surgery capabilities, including an endoscopic mucosal resection and esophagectomy. Minimally invasive procedures often are able to preserve the function of the esophagus and stomach and avoid the need for radical surgery. This allows you to retain higher levels of function and quality of life.

We're often able to provide hope for advanced esophageal cancer that might not be available elsewhere, including therapies that deliver maximum effectiveness with the least impact on your body.

As one of the region’s largest cancer research centers, UofL Brown Cancer Center is leading investigation into new methods of esophageal cancer diagnosis and treatment. You benefit from the most advanced research, conducted by some of the nation's top scientists.

Learn more about the physicians treating all types of cancer by visiting the list of cancer types on

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Next Steps

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call 502-588-6000