Innovation in Esophageal Surgery

  • Luigi Bonavina

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Luigi Bonavina
    Pages 1-3
  3. Karl-Hermann Fuchs, Wolfram Breithaupt, Gábor Varga, Daniel von Renteln
    Pages 23-26
  4. Stephanie Fischer See, Sebastian F. Schoppmann, Martin Riegler, Johannes Zacherl
    Pages 27-41
  5. Francesca Rancati, Emanuele Meroni
    Pages 55-57
  6. Steven R. DeMeester
    Pages 59-63
  7. Miguel A. Cuesta, Donald L. van der Peet, Surya S. A. Y. Biere, Suzanne S. Gisbertz, Mark van Berge Henegouwen
    Pages 65-75
  8. S. Michael Griffin, Shajahan Wahed
    Pages 77-83
  9. Joel Shapiro, J. Jan B. van Lanschot
    Pages 85-94
  10. Marco Braga
    Pages 113-117
  11. Arnulf H. Hölscher, Ulrich K. Fetzner
    Pages 119-125
  12. Tom R. DeMeester
    Pages 127-131
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 133-136

About this book


Assessment of surgical innovation is a complex task. This is especially true in esophageal surgery owing to difficulties in interpreting pathophysiology, staging malignant tumors with accuracy, standardizing and tailoring the available surgical procedures to the individual patient. Furthermore, adoption of innovative procedures in this field is usually confined to high-volume centers of excellence.

This book introduces the general and the thoracic surgeon to the latest developments in esophageal surgery. In each chapter, a concise background analysis of the topic in question and a state of the art review is presented. The indications for surgery and the rationale for adopting innovative techniques or technologies are discussed in detail. Challenging questions and comments by selected panelists complement each chapter, enhancing the quality of information. Innovation in Esophageal Surgery will be highly informative for both the novice and the expert surgeon wishing to enter the arena of esophageal surgery.


Barrett's esophagus Esophagus Fast-track surgery Minimally invasive surgery Perioperative nutrition

Editors and affiliations

  • Luigi Bonavina
    • 1
  1. 1., Department ofSurgeryIRCCS Policlinico San DonatoSan Donato Milanese (Mi)Italy

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2468-7
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2469-4
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