Improvements in perioperative care for esophagectomy

Misha D. P. Luyer, Miguel A. Cuesta


Treatment for esophageal cancer treatment has evolved substantially over the past years, leading to an increased quality of life and a better prognosis for patients. A broad field of technical advances and new treatment modalities have changed the current approach to the patient with esophageal carcinoma. These include the introduction of neoadjuvant therapy, certain improvements in surgical treatment, new endoscopic treatment techniques, and patient pre- and rehabilitation.