Focus Issue on Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy

Posted On 2019-06-13 15:42:09



This focused issue on “Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy” is edited by Dr. Christopher R. Morse and Dr. Uma M. Sachdeva from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA

Dr. Christopher R. Morse, is currently in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and serves as Co-director of the Gastroesophageal Surgery Program. Board certified both by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Morse participates actively in the Society Thoracic Surgeons, General Thoracic Surgery Club and the Esophagectomy Complications Consensus Group, and international unit studying esophagectomy outcomes.

Dr. Uma M. Sachdeva works in Boston, MA and is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has 8 years of experience in general surgery.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Preface: Editors’ Introduction to Special Edition
  2. Origins of Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  3. Patient Selection and Preoperative Assessment for Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  4. ERAS Protocols and Anesthetic Considerations for Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  5. Ivor Lewis Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  6. Surgeon Learning Curve for Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  7. McKeown Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  8. Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  9. Hybrid Approaches to Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  10. Lymph Node Dissection During Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  11. Approaches to the Pylorus and Feeding Following Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  12. Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy – Anastomotic Techniques
  13. Minimally Invasive Approaches to Complications of Esophagectomy
  14. Surgeon Learning Curve for Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  15. ESODATA – Benchmarking Esophagectomy Complications
  16. Future Directions – Minimally Invasive Approaches to Esophageal Resection