- Editors and Contributors are internationally renowned leaders in the field, in most cases, pioneers of esophageal surgery and gastroenterology in the Unites States and in the world
- Includes online material with commentary from the experts
- Contains line diagrams that depict fundamental anatomic and technical principles
Surgical Management of Benign Esophageal Disorders: The "Chicago Approach" brings together all stages of the diagnosis and treatment of the most common benign esophageal disorders. Based on both evidence-based data and experience, this book focuses on the specific topics and issues of these disorders, whilst analyzing the key elements for the successful management of the patients. Emerging laparoscopic, thoracoscopic and endoscopic procedures are closely looked at, as well as patient preparation, operative techniques and strategies for avoiding and managing complications.
Written by world leading esophageal surgeons and gastroenterologists, Surgical Management of Benign Esophageal Disorders: The "Chicago Approach" will render esophageal diseases more understandable and accessible to medical students, residents, fellows and physicians both in the surgical disciplines and in gastroenterology.
Table of contents
1. Esophageal anatomy for physiology for the surgeon.- 2. Pathophysiology of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).- 3. The Chicago Classification system of esophageal motility disorders.- 4. Gastroesphagal Reflux Disease: Preoperative evaluation.- 5. Surgery for esophageal disorders: the anesthesiologist view.- 6. Treatment of epiphrenic diverticula.- 7. Head and Neck Manifestations of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.- 8. Minimally invasive treatment of GERD.- 9. Minimally invasive treatment of GERD: special situations.- 10. Endoscopic treatment of GERD.- 11. Endoscopic Management of Achalasia.- 12. Surgical treatment of Esophageal achalasia.- 13. Paraesophageal hernias: indications and surgical treatment.- 14. Minimally invasive treatment of benign esophageal tumors.- 15. Barrett’s esophagus: treatment options and management.- 16. Surgery for Barrett’s esophagus: from metaplasia to cancer.- 17. Revisional surgery: Achalasia.- 18. Failed antireflux surgery: Analysis of the causes and treatment.