Esophagectomy - discharge

Trans-hiatal esophagectomy - discharge; Trans-thoracic esophagectomy - discharge; Minimally invasive esophagectomy - discharge; En bloc esophagectomy - discharge; Removal of the esophagus - discharge

You had surgery to remove part, or all, of your esophagus. This is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach.

The remaining part of your esophagus and your stomach were rejoined.

Now that you're going home, follow your health care provider's instructions on how to care for yourself at home while you heal. Use the information below as a reminder.

When You're in the Hospital

What to Expect at Home


Wound Care

Other Self-care


When to Call the Doctor