This focused issue is edited by Dr. Ghulam Abbas, from Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA.
Dr. Abbas is a board certified thoracic surgeon with interest in robotic and endoscopic lung and esophageal surgery. He is the author of various publications, book chapters and is actively involved in clinical research. He has been an invited speaker on robotic lung and esophageal surgery in many international meetings and recently selected to be the Co-chair of the “Thoracic Surgery Expert Group” of Society of Robotic Surgery.
- Focused issue outline:
- History of Minimally Invasive Esophageal surgery
- Endoscopic management of Zenker’s Diverticulum: Stapling vs Z- Poem
- Endoscopic Interventions for Barrett’s Esophagus
- Laparoscopic Anti-reflux operation: Fundoplications vs LINX- Techniques and outcomes
- Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy: Techniques and Outcomes
- Robotic Heller Myotomy: Indications, techniques and outcomes
- Laparoscopic Repair of Giant Paraesophageal hernias
- Laparoscopic approaches to Failed Fundoplication for Reflux
- Robotic/thoracoscopic approach to esophageal GIST
- Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy- Prone Approach
- Robotic Assisted Minimally Invasive Esopahgectomy: Ivor- Lewis Approach
- Robotic Assisted Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy – Mckeown Approach