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This is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.
I am sorry about your husband.
your husband needs to see a endocrinologist
who can perform an upper endoscopy scope procedure to look down into his esophagus and can biopsy and sample the cells around this abscess in the esohpagus.
this can check for infection as well as cancer in the esophagus.
it is early to be able to look at surgery for the area.
removing the distal esohpagus and upper stomach is a very large surgery and would require a chest surgeon and also an abdominal gastrointestinal surgeon working together.
and removing the distal esophagus and stomach and pulling up the small bowel and making a new stomach and new esophagus.
has he seen a GI doctor in the hospital for an upper endoscopy scope procedure to biopsy the esophageal abscess?
thanks for the phone discussion
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