Esophageal Cancer

    Overview

    The esophagus is the tube that connects the back of the throat to the stomach. Symptoms of this type of cancer include trouble swallowing, unintentional weight loss, chest pain, worsening indigestion or heartburn, and coughing or hoarseness. Treatment focuses on removing the cancer through surgery. Chemotherapy and radiation also may be used.

    Our doctors

    Provider

    Amanda Clouser, FNP-C

    Internal Medicine, Cancer Care
    315 W. Carpenter St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Traves Crabtree, MD

    Medical Director of the Surgical Skills Laboratory Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cancer Care, General Surgery
    315 W. Carpenter St. 2nd Floor, Clinic C Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Anthony Grasch, PA-C

    Certified Physician Assistant Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cancer Care
    315 W. Carpenter St. 2nd Floor, Clinic C Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Stephen Hazelrigg, MD

    Chair, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cancer Care
    315 W. Carpenter St. 1st Floor Clinic A Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.