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Esophageal Surgery

This category contains 11 posts

The Sweet Esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: the ZhongShan experience

Is the Sweet esophagectomy still relevant in this era? Continue reading

Sandy Ogawa, ACNP and anti-reflux surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Talking with Sandra Ogawa, ACNP about ‘What to do when the purple pill fails?” Continue reading

Dr. Ross Bremner, and the state of thoracic surgery in Arizona

Talking with Dr. Ross Bremner, Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Chair of Thoracic Disease & Transplant at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Continue reading

Early detection of esophageal cancer

A review of recently published articles on the risk factors and early detection of esophageal cancer. Continue reading

Talking with Dr. Daniela Molena

at John Hopkins, talking with Dr. Daniela Molena about minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Continue reading

Esophagectomy: Modern surgical approaches

A brief discussion of the variety of surgical approaches used for esophagectomy for esophageal cancer including Ivor Lewis, Transhiatal and minimally invasive techniques. Continue reading

Robotics and Thoracic surgery : Dr. Weksler

a brief snapshot of a Dr. Benny Weksler, a thoracic surgeon using robotic technology at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania. Also, UPMC as a high volume esophagectomy center. Continue reading

Minimally invasive fundoplication for GERD: the transoral esophagogastric approach

the transoral esophagastric fundoplication procedure and Dr. Darren Rohan, a thoracic surgeon performing this minimally invasive technique. Continue reading

Dental hygeine and post-operative pneumonia in esophageal cancer patients

In an investigational study, Akutsu et. al. (2010) demonstrated a significant reduction in post-operative pneumonia through the implementation of a dental hygiene program. Continue reading

Esophageal surgery and esophageal surgery centers

Discussion of article by Bilimoria and the importance of high volume esophageal surgery programs for successful post-operative outcomes. Continue reading

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