Tips & Tricks for total esophagectomy in prone position
Posted in Videos on 17 February 2015
Published by Marta Jiménez
Antonio M Lacy (Director of Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery)
Dulce Momblán (Gastrointestinal Surgery Senior Specialist)
Marta Jiménez (Gastrointestinal Surgery Specialist)
Hospital Clínic, Barcelona – Spain
To achieve a total esophageal resection it is necessary to dissect in the thorax, abdomen and neck. Despite of less surgical trauma produced by laparoscopy and thoracoscopy, the surgical aggression of this procedure is high and some steps of the dissection can be specially difficult.
New technologies like 3D visualization systems and surgical robots are integrated to solve this issue and improve end results.
This video explains the essential requirements for patient selection, preoperative workout, technical recommendations and tips & tricks for total esophagectomy by minimal invasive techniques.