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Surgery is the most common treatment for early cancer of the oesophagus. Doctors remove all or part of your oesophagus. You might have it with other treatments. 

Surgery to remove your oesophagus

Find out about the different types of surgery for oesophageal cancer.

Endoscopic mucosal resection - removing the lining of the oesophagus

Find out how you have surgery to remove the lining of your oesophagus for very early cancer.

Before your operation

Find out what happens before surgery, having an anaesthetic, the people you’ll meet and the exercises you need to do.

After surgery

Find out how you’ll feel after your surgery, possible problems after surgery and your follow up appointments.

Last reviewed: 
17 May 2016

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