Signs and symptoms of this cancer include heartburn, trouble swallowing, chest pain and weight loss. Our approach to esophageal cancer includes minimally invasive esophagectomy, or a less-invasive approach than other procedures. As one of the only hospitals in the area using this technique, patients often enjoy a higher quality of life and reduced complications after this surgery.
Gastric, or stomach, cancer is most usually found in older adults with an average age of 69. The American Cancer Society estimates that about six out of every ten people diagnosed with this cancer are 65 or older. In Hampton Roads region, the ACS reported nearly 400 cases from 2009-2013. Treatment options for resectable gastric cancer, or early stage stomach cancer, include minimally invasive gastric surgery (laparoscopic), partial gastrectomy (open) or total gastrectomy (open). Our dedicated team will help you determine the best treatment option for your individual case and help guide you through the journey with compassion and high quality care.
The surgeons at Chesapeake Surgical Specialists, part of the Chesapeake Regional Medical Group, treat a variety of conditions and bring more than 70 years of combined experience to their multi-specialty surgical practice. These nationally recognized surgeons are board-certified and offer high-quality, comprehensive care. Esophageal and Gastric Cancer surgical cases are performed at both Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and the W. Stanley Jennings Outpatient Center, conveniently located at the north end of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center’s campus.
Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
Minimally Invasive Gastric Surgery (Laparoscopic)
Partial Gastrectomy (open)
Total Gastrectomy (open)