Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic esophagectomy with EEA anastomosis

R. Taylor Ripley*, David D. Odell, James D. Luketich

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Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is now an accepted surgical approach for esophageal malignancy and the occasional benign conditions. Meta-analyses evaluating the results of MIE have shown improved perioperative outcomes and similar oncologic outcomes when compared to open esophagectomy with the advantages of minimally invasive surgery. MIE techniques are now a combination of laparoscopy and thoracoscopy for a totally minimally invasive esophagectomy. While this approach is technically demanding and associated with a significant learning curve, it is an excellent option for esophageal resection. In our experience, MIE is associated with a reduction in blood loss, decreased respiratory complications, lower mortality, improved pain control, and a decrease in hospital length of stay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMinimally Invasive Foregut Surgery for Malignancy
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319093420
ISBN (Print)9783319093413
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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