This focused series on “Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy for Esophageal Carcinoma” is edited by Dr. Robert E. Merritt, from Department of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA.
The minimally invasive approaches have demonstrated improve postoperative outcomes in some studies. The utilization less invasive approaches for esophagectomy have ameliorated the impact of pulmonary complications and resulted in shorter hospital length of stay. This special series of VATS will focus on the current techniques for performing minimally invasive esophagectomy by some of the experts in minimally invasive esophagectomy. The series will focus on the short-term results of minimally invasive esophagectomy as well as the long-term oncologic results.
The series “Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy for Esophageal Carcinoma” was commissioned by the editorial office, Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Robert E. Merritt is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.