Diagnosis - Visceral & General Surgery

Esophageal cancer

The esophagus is a tube that connects the throat with the stomach, transporting swallowed food and liquid to the stomach.  Esophageal cancer is cancer that occurs in this tube.  Esophageal cancer can occur in all portions of the esophagus, often in the lower portion.  Symptoms of esophageal cancer can include difficulty swallowing and pain.  Treatment of mild, localised cases of esophageal cancer with surgery may be curative.  In larger esophageal cancers, chemotherapy or radiotherapy may be required.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    With 554 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Zehlendorf is the largest hospital in the south west of Berlin. Its medical focus is on, orthopedics, pediatric surgery and pneumology, pneumology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, general and visceral surgery.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Pforzheim

    HELIOS Hospital Pforzheim

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  • HELIOS Hospital Siegburg-Bonn

    HELIOS Hospital Siegburg-Bonn

    With 380 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Siegburg is an acute care hospital with two highly-effiecient medical facilities.

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Esophageal varices

Esophageal varices are enlarged veins in the lower esophagus, the tube that connects the throat with the stomach. Esophageal varices can develop as a consequence of serious liver diseases, such as cirrhosis.  In such cases the blood vessels that should flow to the liver become blocked, thereby forcing the blood back up into the smaller blood vessels of the esophagus.  This causes the blood vessels to swell and in some cases of esophageal varices these vessels rupture, causing a life-threatening condition. Esophageal varices can be treated in numerous ways.

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Hospitals

  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    With 554 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Zehlendorf is the largest hospital in the south west of Berlin. Its medical focus is on, orthopedics, pediatric surgery and pneumology, pneumology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, general and visceral surgery.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Pforzheim

    HELIOS Hospital Pforzheim

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  • HELIOS Hospital Siegburg-Bonn

    HELIOS Hospital Siegburg-Bonn

    With 380 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Siegburg is an acute care hospital with two highly-effiecient medical facilities.

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