ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Covers a selected number of "hot" clinical topics, each addressed by a true opinion leader
- Offers an evidence-based approach and critical analysis by a multidisciplinary team of experts
- Describes and discusses endoscopic, surgical and hybrid surgical techniques that will soon change the approach to esophageal disease
Assessment of surgical innovation is complex. This is especially true in esophageal surgery owing to difficulties in interpreting pathophysiology, staging malignant tumors with accuracy, and standardizing and tailoring the available surgical procedures to the individual patient. This book introduces the general and the thoracic surgeon to the latest developments in esophageal surgery; in each chapter the reader will find a concise background analysis of the topic in question and a state of the art review of diagnosis and treatment. The indications for surgery and the rationale for use of an innovative technique or technology are discussed in detail. Challenging and provocative questions and comments by selected panelists complement each chapter, enhancing the quality of information. Innovation in Esophageal Surgery will be highly informative for both the novice and the expert surgeon wishing to enter the arena of esophageal surgery.
A multidisciplinary team of experts offers an evidence-based approach and critical analysis: endoscopic, surgical, and hybrid surgical techniques that will soon change the approach to esophageal disease are described in detail.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Barrett's esophagus - Esophagus - Fast-track surgery - Minimally invasive surgery - Perioperative nutrition
Related subjects » Oncology & Hematology - Surgery
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Clinical impact of high resolution manometry and pH impedance monitoring.
- The concept of lower esophageal sphincter augmentation.
- Transoral esophageal myotomy for achalasia.
- Radiofrequency ablation and antireflux management for non-dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus.
- Esophageal preservation in High Grade Dysplasia and Barrett’s carcinoma.
- Vagal sparing esophagectomy.
- Thoracoscopic esophagectomy.
- Limited versus extended lymphadenectomy.
- Definitive chemoradiation therapy.
- The art and science of esophageal anastomosis.
- Recognition and management of gastric conduit ischemia.
- The fast-track concept in esophageal surgery.
- Perioperative nutrition.
- Quality assessment, education and training in esophageal surgery.