Surgery is recommended for esophageal cancer when the cancer hasn’t spread. Since this is often in the early stages, the survivability of esophagus cancer surgery is high. Depending on the patient’s individual condition and overall health, recovery times and additional therapies may differ.
Usually, most patients recover well from esophagus cancer surgery. Patients who undergo a minimally invasive procedure usually recover faster with less scarring and pain. Also, patients can return to a normal diet after recovering from surgery.
Each patient’s experience is different. Speak with your doctor about what to expect from surgery and recovery.