Preoperative Staging and Postoperative Surveillance for Gastric Cancer

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

23 Scopus citations


Physicians must consider multiple factors when determining the most appropriate preoperative imaging strategy for gastric cancer. Health care resources are not unlimited, and the use of multiple expensive imaging techniques that do not alter treatment decisions is not recommended. With this in mind, EGD and CT scan alone should form the basis for preoperative evaluation, with further imaging considered only in selected cases. Based on the reviewed literature, we do not recommend routine surveillance imaging after curative surgery for gastric cancer. We agree with current NCCN guidelines that recommend history and physical examination every 4 to 6 months for 3 years, followed by yearly examinations. Imaging studies and endoscopy should be selectively performed in symptomatic patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-342
Number of pages14
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2007

Bibliographical note

Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


Dive into the research topics of 'Preoperative Staging and Postoperative Surveillance for Gastric Cancer'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this