Esophageal reconstruction after cancer surgery the esophagus is the narrow tube that connects your mouth to your stomach if your doctor recommends esophageal surgery to treat your cancer the doctor may remove all or part of your esophagus the size and location of the tumor determines how much of the esophagus the doctor will take out. For esophageal reconstruction a liquid diet is started from the ninth postoperative day semi liquid diet from the 12th day and a soft diet rice porridge from the 30th day during the following 2 3 months more than 94 of our patients can tolerate a solid diet. An esophagectomy is surgery to remove part or most of the esophagus sometimes a small part of the stomach is removed to get a clean margin of healthy tissue around the tumour lymph nodes around the esophagus are also removed during surgery because the esophagus is removed reconstructive surgery is done at the same time as the esophagectomy. An open esophagectomy or esophageal resection is a type of surgery in which a part of the esophagus or the entire esophagus is removed the lymph nodes near the esophagus and the stomach may also
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