It’s not too late to register for the upcoming Thoracic Oncology Symposium in Catania, Italy. The symposium is being held April 6th and 7th and is sponsored by the University of Catania and […]
Talking to Dr. Benny Weksler about Minimally invasive esophagectomies, robotic surgery, lung cancer screening and life in the mid-south.
Cirugia de torax invites readers for an open discussion on the latest STS guidelines on multimodality treatment of esophageal cancer.
Is the Sweet esophagectomy still relevant in this era?
Talking with Sandra Ogawa, ACNP about ‘What to do when the purple pill fails?”
Talking with Dr. Ross Bremner, Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Chair of Thoracic Disease & Transplant at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.
A review of recently published articles on the risk factors and early detection of esophageal cancer.
at John Hopkins, talking with Dr. Daniela Molena about minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
A brief discussion of the variety of surgical approaches used for esophagectomy for esophageal cancer including Ivor Lewis, Transhiatal and minimally invasive techniques.
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.
the transoral esophagastric fundoplication procedure and Dr. Darren Rohan, a thoracic surgeon performing this minimally invasive technique.
In an investigational study, Akutsu et. al. (2010) demonstrated a significant reduction in post-operative pneumonia through the implementation of a dental hygiene program.
Discussion of article by Bilimoria and the importance of high volume esophageal surgery programs for successful post-operative outcomes.
There is a new trial on the horizon that sounds promising; the Traditional Invasive versus Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (TIME). It’s a timely study indeed as the rates of esophageal cancer in western countries continues to increase, due to GERD and obesity.