Minimally Invasive Esophageal Cancer Surgery

June S. Peng, Moshim Kukar, Gary N. Mann, Steven N. Hochwald

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

18 Scopus citations


Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic or robotic-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy offers benefits in decreased postoperative complications and faster recovery. The choice of operation depends on patient and surgeon factors. McKeown or 3-field esophagectomy requires dissection in the abdomen, chest, and neck, with a cervical anastomosis. Ivor Lewis esophagectomy is performed with abdominal and right chest dissection and intrathoracic anastomosis. Transhiatal or transmediastinal esophagectomy is performed with abdominal and cervical dissections and a cervical anastomosis and is preferential in patients with significant pulmonary risk factors. Preparation and operative conduct for laparoscopic and robotic approaches for these operations, and the expected postoperative recovery are detailed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-200
Number of pages24
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


Dive into the research topics of 'Minimally Invasive Esophageal Cancer Surgery'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this