Miguel A. Cuesta , MD

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Vrije University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dr. Cuesta is currently Emeritus Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery especially dedicated to Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Vrije University Medical Centre (Vumc) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and received his medical degree from the Universidad de Navarra School of Medicine, Pamplona, Spain. He completed his Surgical Residence at the Vumc at Amsterdam.

In 1988, Dr Cuesta joined the faculty staff at the Vumc where he became Professor and chief of the Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery Unit in 2001. Since 2014 he works in the Reinier de Graaf Hospital in Delft, Netherlands, exclusively dedicated to Upper GI surgery.

Dr Cuesta’s research focuses on the implementation of Digestive Oncological Diseases in Minimally Invasive Surgery, with special dedication to Upper Gastrointestinal Oncological Surgery.

He has been Principal Investigator or Co-PI on over 10 funded Control Randomized Trials in which a comparison is made between Open conventional and Minimally Invasive Approaches, but also investigating the role of neoadjuvant therapy in esophageal and gastric cancer.

He has published over 300 papers, has written over 10 book chapters and be editor in chief of four books about Minimally Invasive Approach of Digestive Cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer and Postoperative Major Complications. Currently he is editing a book about Minimally Invasive Upper Abdominal Surgery.

Articles Published in the Journal of Thoracic Disease

Randomised trial, Minimally Invasive Oesophagectomy versus open oesophagectomy for patients with resectable oesophageal cancer

Introduction to the focused issue on esophageal cancer of the Journal of Thoracic Disease

Surgical anatomy of the omental bursa and the stomach based on a minimally invasive approach: different approaches and technical steps to resection and lymphadenectomy

Predictive factors for post-operative respiratory infections after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: outcome of randomized trial

The first randomized controlled trial on early versus late oral feeding after minimally invasive esophagectomy and the ongoing quest for more evidence