Article Abstract

Video-assisted radical thoracoscopic and laparoscopic surgery for esophageal carcinoma

Authors: Changhong Lian, Qiang Zhao, Shuzhe Xie, Yingming Song, Huiqing Zhang, Zhengyi Jin

Abstract

Esophageal cancer is a common malignancy, for which surgery is the most effective treatment. Compared with traditional surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic and laparoscopy minimally invasive surgery enables less trauma, better visibility, reduced bleeding and postoperative pain, and lower incidence of surgical complications through a minimally invasive, safe, and highly cost-effective approach in favor of early rehabilitation after surgery. Therefore, the promotion and application of this surgical approach will undoubtedly benefit the majority of patients with esophageal cancer. We have performed video-assisted thoracoscopic and laparoscopy minimally invasive surgery for more than 150 patients in our hospital to date, and have carried out a series of studies in this regard. As the video shows, this approach is safe and reliable with minimal injury and bleeding.