2014 Update on UC Davis Thoracic Surgery Outcomes

UC Davis thoracic surgery providers are helping to evolve healthcare to emphasize patient value.  Patient value not only includes traditional outcomes such as  cure of cancer and amelioration of pain, but also by the effects on quality of life, function after surgery, and most importantly, what immediate outcomes are i [...]

By | 2014-07-19T14:11:56+00:00 July 19, 2014|Benign Esophagus, Benign Lung, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer|

Transparency of Value in the Care of Patients Undergoing Lung Cancer and Esophageal Cancer Surgery

Medicine is evolving where the focus expands to not just state of the art technology and procedures to care for our patients, but also what value can medicine provide to patients.  That value is defined by not just the overarching goals of therapy, i.e. cure of cancer, resolution of infection, amelioration of pain, but [...]

By | 2013-10-06T06:07:14+00:00 October 6, 2013|Esophageal Cancer, General, Lung Cancer|

The American College of Physicians (ACP) Best Practice Advice for Upper Endoscopy for GERD is Available

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux from the stomach into the esophagus is a known risk factor for Barrett’s metaplasia and subsequently an esophageal cancer known as adenocarcinoma. According to the National Cancer Institute (Cancer.gov) in 2012 there were 17,460 new cases of esophageal cancer in the [...]

By | 2013-01-10T01:30:07+00:00 January 10, 2013|Benign Esophagus, Esophageal Cancer|