Cancer of the esophagus is a rare and complex disease, but at Roswell Park, we treat it every day. The number of people diagnosed with cancers of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction (where the esophagus meets the stomach) has been on the rise in recent years, which may be related to a growing incidence of Barrett’s esophagus, a condition that increases risk for esophageal cancer.

Whether you have suspicious symptoms, Barrett’s esophagus or a confirmed diagnosis, Roswell Park is here for you.

Dr. Kukar & his surgery team will use small incisions to perform the surgery, resulting in minimal scarring & faster recovery.

Why Roswell Park for esophageal cancer care?

We are designated by the National Cancer Institute as one of the nation’s elite comprehensive cancer centers. Learn more about what this means for our patients.

What sets us apart

Dr. Moshim Kukar performing surgery with DaVinci robot

Robotic surgery for esophageal cancer

Roswell Park is a high-volume center for this advanced, minimally invasive surgery for esophageal cancer. If eligible, this approach can result in significantly faster and easier recovery.

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Radiation Medicine Residents learn under the tutelage of Dr. David Mattson.

Latest treatment advances

We offer the latest approaches which involve combinations of the newest targeted therapy and immunotherapy drugs, some of which are unavailable from other providers.


Cancer is our only focus

Roswell Park provides care for the whole person. While our surgical, medical and radiation oncologists treat the disease, our patients can also rely on a team of psychologists, social workers, dietitians and other professionals, who work together to provide a full spectrum of integrated care — all under one roof.

We know every patient is unique. That’s why we deliver the highest-quality care, with a treatment plan tailored specifically for you.

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