Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy

  • Marcovalerio MelisEmail author
  • Costas S. Bizekis
  • Thomas H. Gouge


This chapter describes minimally invasive techniques for performance of both transhiatal and transthoracic esophagectomy. The choice of technique is influenced by the surgeon’s experience and preference, hospital resources, and patient wishes. Pitfalls, complications, and operative strategy are also described.


Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Gastric Tube Thoracic Duct Harmonic Scalpel Cervical Esophagus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcovalerio Melis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Costas S. Bizekis
    • 2
  • Thomas H. Gouge
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of SurgeryNew York University School of Medicine, New York Harbor Healthcare System VA Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryNew York University Langone Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryVeteran Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare SystemNew YorkUSA

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