Expertise and rankings

Surgeons discussing esophagectomy. Experience and expertise

Mayo Clinic is a high-volume center for esophagectomy. Each year, Mayo Clinic surgeons perform around 130 esophagectomies, ranking among the top in the country.

Experience and expertise

Mayo Clinic surgeons perform around 130 esophagectomies each year. Studies have shown that people who had esophagectomies at high-volume centers had a much lower risk of dying from the operation and less risk of complications than did people treated at low-volume centers (defined as less than 20 esophagectomies a year).

Research and innovation

Mayo Clinic specialists are at the forefront of new techniques for esophagectomy. You have access to the expertise of Mayo Clinic's clinician-researchers.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for digestive disorders.

With Mayo Clinic's emphasis on collaborative care, specialists at each of the campuses — Minnesota, Arizona and Florida — interact very closely with colleagues at the other campuses and the Mayo Clinic Health System.

April 04, 2017
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