Specialist in Holistic Pain Management
Pain Management Medicine, Supportive & Palliative Care

Major Surgery Gastro-Oesophageal Cancer

 

Major surgery for gastro-oesophageal cancer involves removing a section of your digestive system in order to eliminate the tumour. The procedure is carried out under a general anaesthetic that will be administered by an anaesthetist.

It is important for you to be fit enough to undergo major surgery for gastro-oesophageal cancer, so your anaesthetist and other doctors will conduct some tests and talk to you about your health before the operation. You will also have a chance to talk to the anaesthetist who will be looking after your during and after the procedure and to ask any questions.

Before the surgery, your anaesthetist will give you a general anaesthetic, usually through an IV drip or a breathing mask. After you fall asleep, your anaesthetist will monitor your condition and give you more anaesthetic through your IV and through your oxygen mask as a gas. You might also be given an epidural while you are asleep to provide additional pain relief after the operation.

 

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