Technique for Robotic Transhiatal Esophagectomy

  • June S. Peng
  • Moshim Kukar
  • Steven N. HochwaldEmail author
Thoracic Oncology


Minimally invasive esophagectomy is increasing performed for cancers of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction. This video demonstrates the setup and key steps for a robotic transhiatal esophagectomy with a cervical anastomosis.



June S. Peng, Moshim Kukar, and Steven N. Hochwald declare no conflicts of interest.

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© Society of Surgical Oncology 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  • June S. Peng
    • 1
  • Moshim Kukar
    • 1
  • Steven N. Hochwald
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Surgical OncologyRoswell Park Comprehensive Cancer CenterBuffaloUSA

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