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Patient Chooses Minimally Invasive Surgery
Jimmy Pullen used to like bread around a hot dog, but he feels a little differently now. After all, a hot dog bun got caught in his throat momentarily last December. The incident propelled him to the doctor, who discovered cancer of the esophagus.

Pullen, 67, underwent a highly advanced, minimally invasive surgery at MD Anderson in which his esophagus was removed with surprisingly little trauma.

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