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Esophagus

December 19, 2018
The authors present a surgical video of a right VATS esophageal diverticulectomy and myotomy, along with advice for carrying out this procedure.
October 26, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest Earl Bakken, Medtronic co-founder and inventor of the pacemaker, has died at age 94.
October 25, 2018
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Lisa Brown of UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California, USA, moderates a discussion on the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
October 1, 2018
Shanda Blackmon discusses the various types of paraesophageal hernias and the ways in which patients present, proposes a management algorithm, and demonstrates how she performs repairs.
September 26, 2018
This single institution summary of treatment of failed stenting for esophageal perforation included 26 patients over an eight year period. Management included primary closure, esophagectomy, and observation. The overall prognosis was very good, supporting the use of stents as initial therapy for esophageal perforation in appropriate patients.
May 24, 2018
Presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the STSA, this video demonstrates a minimally invasive technique to plicate, narrow, and straighten the esophagus.
May 19, 2018
Enhanced recovery programs are very popular now, but their benefits have been mostly theoretical.  This article describes challenges and outcomes after initiation of such a program, citing decreased costs, lower opioid usage, and shortened length of stay.
May 19, 2018
The Thoracic community is ready to gather in Ljubljana this year for the biggest event of purely thoracic surgery interest. The full programme is availabe on the website. Looking forward to learning the latest advancements in General Thoracic Surgery directly from experts from all around the globe!
October 25, 2017
This video demonstrates the technique for the second phase (chest) of a minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. The author shows the use of the transoral EEA™ Stapler and the technique to oversew the anastomosis.

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