Lee L. Swanström (USA-France)

Jie He (China)

Michio Hongo (Japan)


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Session 24


Monday, September 4
8:00 – 10:00 am

Room 2



Surgical treatments


Chairs: Arnulf H. Hölscher (Germany) – Paul M. Schneider (Switzerland)

Discussant: Denis Collet (France)


  • The evidence-based advantages of minimally invasive surgery for esophageal resection. 
    Suzanne Gisbertz (Netherlands)
  • What are the advantages of robot esophagectomy? Jelle Ruurda (Netherlands)
  • Is there today a place for open esophagectomy? Paul M. Schneider (Switzerland)
  • What is the best position for thoracoscopic resection: prone position? – left lateral position?
    Mark van Henegouwen (Netherlands)
  • What is the best location for the esophago-gastric anastomosis? Jörg Theisen (Germany)
  • Can VATS esophagectomy dissect the the lymph nodes along bi-recurrent laryngeal nerve as effectively as open esophagectomy?
  • Experience of VATS esophagectomy after preoperative chemoradiation for locally advanced esophageal cancers.
  • Results of prospective randomized study of surgical treatment through left chest approach versus through right chest approach.
  • What are the key points of modular manipulation of VATS esophagectomy in China?
  • Is three field lymph node dissection necessary for all thoracic esophageal cancer patients?
  • Mobilization and reconstruction stages for transthoracic + laparoscopic esophagectomy for gastroesophageal junction cancer. Sergei Domratchev (Russia)
  • Mobilization and reconstruction stages for transhiatal esophagectomy for gastroesophageal junction cancer.
  • Effectiveness of jejunal interposition as esophageal substitute.
  • What are the results of hybrid esophagectomy? Arnulf H Hölscher (Germany)
  • Significance of fast track esophagectomy – What is the real benefit for the patient and the hospital?
    Donald L. van der Peet (Netherlands)








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