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Esophagus surgery volume

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.

An esophageal resection is a procedure that requires proficiency. Higher volumes have been associated with better quality of care.

About this measure

This measure tracks the number of esophageal resections performed at Northwestern Memorial. The graph shows the number of esophageal resections performed at the hospital.