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Fundamentals of Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy

  • Kirsten Newhams
  • Blair A. Jobe
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Abstract

With the advent of minimally invasive surgery, an increasing number of surgeons have incorporated this approach into their esophageal surgery practice. Recent evidence suggests improved patient outcomes without compromised oncologic results with minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE). In addition to considering the operative approach, it is imperative to remember that the multidisciplinary and well-orchestrated care of the esophageal cancer patient begins in the clinic with the first meeting, extends into the operating room and recovery period, and continues with a surveillance program that emphasizes quality of life.

Keywords

Minimally invasive esophagectomy Laparoscopy Esophageal cancer Three field esophagectomy Ivor Lewis esophagectomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Esophageal and Lung Institute, Allegheny Health NetworkPittsburghUSA

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