About Your Care and Condition
More than half of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) start in the stomach, but they can also begin in the small intestine, colon and rectum or esophagus. Without early detection and treatment, the primary tumor can grow very large or spread (metastasize) to other locations in the body, such as the liver or abdominal cavity.
Our comprehensive multispecialty team diagnoses and treats more upper GI cancer cases than any other hospital in the region. High volumes also indicate better outcomes for more complicated surgical procedures.