Puja G. Khaitan MD

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Puja G. Khaitan, MD, Director, Esophageal Surgery

Puja G. Khaitan, MD, FACS, is the director of Esophageal Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and associate professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Early Signs of Esophageal Cancer

by Puja G. Khaitan, MD, Director, Esophageal Surgery
April 06, 2021

Do you know what and where your esophagus is? Situated just in front of the spinal cord, this muscular tube…

GERD Is the Word: Treating Esophageal Cancer

by Puja G. Khaitan, MD, Director, Esophageal Surgery
April 14, 2020

If the fiery feeling of heartburn affects you more than twice a week, you may be at risk for more…

Why all forms of tobacco are harmful, not just smoking

by Puja G. Khaitan, MD, Director, Esophageal Surgery
November 30, 2017

Cigarettes and other tobacco products contain one of the world’s most addictive substances: nicotine. The Centers for Disease Control and…

Routine lung cancer screening saves lives

by Puja G. Khaitan, MD, Director, Esophageal Surgery
November 22, 2017

We’ve made great progress in recent years when it comes to lung cancer. As noted in trends data from the…

Watch for these potential lung cancer warning signs

by Puja G. Khaitan, MD, Director, Esophageal Surgery
November 17, 2017

Despite recent progress in lung cancer research, the survival rate for lung cancer patients remains poor. Only about 18 percent…