The Division of Thoracic Surgery offers palliative treatments for esophageal disorders.

In addition to the management of malignancies for cure, we offer a full range of treatment modalities for patients who require palliation who are not operative candidates. 

These treatments range from photodynamic therapy using lasers to remove blockages of the esophagus to using stents if blockages exist and cannot be managed with endoscopic lasering techniques.

Douglas J. Mathisen, MD

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