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Mount Sinai Achieves Highest Rating From Society of Thoracic Surgeons for Ground-Breaking Esophagectomy Program


The Mount Sinai Health System’s esophagectomy program has received a three-star (excellent performance) overall composite score from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). 

 According to STS, only 13 institutions in the United States and Canada hold the three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, for esophagectomy surgery. The esophagectomy overall performance score represents two domain scores in a single number: absence of both operative mortality and major morbidity. 

Esophagectomy is the main surgical treatment for esophageal cancer. Mount Sinai’s esophagectomies incorporate a surgical innovation by Raja Flores, MD, Chair of Thoracic Surgery at the Mount Sinai Health System, who pioneered a simple yet highly effective change in the surgical approach.

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