Lee L. Swanström (USA-France)

Jie He (China)

Michio Hongo (Japan)


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Session II

Saturday, September 2
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Room 4



Techniques and tips in esophageal practice


Chairs: Roger P. Tatum (USA) – Peter C. Wu (USA)


  • Barrett’s esophagus surveillance

- Recommendations for practical and cost-effective management. John M. Inadomi (USA)

  • Esophageal neoplasia and malignancy

- Risk management and complications in esophageal cancer surgery.

- Current status of Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE). Shanu Kothari (USA)

- Use of esophageal stents in esophageal cancer. Kulwinder Dua (USA)

- Photodynamic therapy for esophageal cancer. Tomonori Yano (Japan)

  • Esophageal motility assessment and surgical intervention

- Practical use of provocative testing for patients pre and post-antireflux surgery.
  C. Prakash Gyawali (USA)

- Drug treatment of esophageal motility disorders: when and how? Carmelo Scarpignato (Italy)

- The importance of motility testing prior to bariatric surgery. Saurabh Khandelwal (USA

  • The role of gastropexy in repair of paraesophageal hiatus hernia. Robert Yates (USA)
  • What is the value of Robotic redo surgery in fundoplication? Rubens Sallum (Brazil)
  • POEM for achalasia: best practices and pitfalls to avoid. Robert Bechara (Canada)
  • Robotic Heller myotomy should be the standard surgical technique. Jelle Ruurda (Utrecht)










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