Laparoscopic Thoracoscopic Ecophagectomy

Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic esophagectomy –

oesophagectomyA fifty five year male patient presented with complain of dysphagia (the feeling of food getting stuck several secondsafter swallowing, initially for solid food progressing to inability to eat even solid and liquid diet) was presented to our department of laparoscopic GI & GI OncoSurgery :
Dr. Pradeep Jain and Dr Ashish Bhanot. Patient was evaluated carefully and thoracoscopic Esophagectomy was performed. Laparoscopic mobilization of stomach and thoracoscopic mobilization of esophagus was performed and stomach tube was created and brought out through cervical incision and anastomosis of cervical esophagus was performed in neck. The procedure was performed without any major incisions on chest and abdomen. Patient was able to walk very next day and recovered very well without any significant pain and other surgery related complications.

2017Esophagectomy is the partial or complete surgical removal of the esophagus. It is most often performed to remove esophageal cancer or benign lesions. Often the procedure follows courses of chemotherapy and radiation, which might also be continued postoperatively. For decades; surgeons have approached this procedure via open thoracotomy, a large incision in the chest. Via open or laparoscopic approach, this surgery and anesthetization is complex because of the anatomical structures involved. Depending on the length of esophagus to be removed stomach tube or colon is mobilized to make a tube and esophagogastrostomy or colonic transposition is performed. Procedure carries high morbidity because of multiple large incisions causes’ severe pain and take long time to heal in debilitated patients who are already down in health because of cancer. Thoracoscopic esophagectomy is routinely performed by our GI Surgery team and has markedly reduced morbidity in esophageal cancer surgery.

Our GI & Bariatric Surgery experts Dr Pradeep Jain & Dr Ashish Bhanot are also performing laparoscopic colorectal cancers, Bariatric, Pancreatic cancer surgery as well hepatobiliary and other GI surgeries by minimally access surgery techniques.

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