Esophageal resection volume

An esophageal resection the removal of part or all of the esophagus to treat cancer or high-grade dysplasia. It is also known as an esophagectomy. Dysplasia is abnormal development or growth of tissue.

An esophageal resection is a procedure that requires proficiency. Higher volumes have been associated with better quality of care.

About this measure

This measure tracks the number of esophageal resections performed at the hospital.  The first graph shows the number of esophageal resections performed at the hospital.  The second graph shows a trend over time for this measure.

Most Recent Available Data (Number)
  2013 Q3
Northwestern Memorial 5
Performance Trend (Number)
  2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2012 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3
Northwestern Memorial 8 4 5 7 9 3 8 5
Source:Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, www.ahrq.gov
VOLUME ESOPHAGEAL RESECTION