Preparing for Esophageal Surgery

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We work as a team to provide outstanding esophageal care. Call 833-373-7674 to connect with a specialist at the UCLA Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health.

Wellness Guide for Esophageal Cancer - Before and after surgery: What you need to now

This guide will help prepare you for surgery but also prepares you for what to expect following surgery.


  • Weight gain and maintenance
  • Chemoradiation including supplements and managing side effects
  • J-tube feeding
  • Discharge checklist
  • Changing from tube feeding to oral diet
  • Emotional support services
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Recipes
  • And more

Make sure to take this guide with you to every appointment including the day of surgery.

GI Wellness Guide Esophageal Cancer Cover

Preparing for esophageal surgery