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Esophagus surgery mortality

An esophageal resection is the removal of part or all of the esophagus to treat cancer or high-grade dysplasia. Dysplasia is abnormal development or growth of tissue. An esophageal resection is also known as an esophagectomy.

Complications from an esophageal resection can lead to a relatively high mortality rate.  While some patients have higher risks than others, some of these complications may be avoidable.  

About this measure

Mortality is the statistical measure of the percentage of people who die. This measure tracks the percentage of patients who had an esophageal resection and died. 

The source of data for NMH is Vizient.  The source of benchmark data is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Note: In this case, a lower number is better.