American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

V40N6: Esophagus, Stomach & Duodenum, Part I

Recommended Reading

Allaix ME, Fisichella PM, Noth I, et al. The pulmonary side of reflux disease: from heartburn to lung fibrosis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013;17(8):1526-1535.

A description of the spectrum of pulmonary symptoms that can be associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Also reviewed is the contribution of GERD to the morbidity of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Allaix ME, Herbella FA, Patti MG. Hybrid trans-thoracic esophagectomy with side-to-side stapled intra-thoracic esophagogastric anastomosis for esophageal cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013;17(11):1972-1979.

The authors describe an innovative hybrid approach to the management of esophageal carcinoma.

Auyang ED, Carter P, Rauth T, et al. SAGES clinical spotlight review: endoluminal treatments for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Surg Endosc. 2013;27(8):2658-2672.

This article provides a useful review of endoluminal procedures for the treatment of GERD, including the Stretta procedure.

Auyang ED, Pellegrini CA. How I do it: laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012;16(7):1406-1411.

The technique for minimally invasive, paraesophageal hernia repair is reviewed.

Jobe BA, Richter JE, Hoppo T, et al. Preoperative diagnostic workup before antireflux surgery: an evidence and experience-based consensus of the Esophageal Diagnostic Advisory Panel. J Am Coll Surg. 2013;217(4):586-597.

Expert panel opinion formulated a set of practice parameters for the preoperative evaluation of patients considered for antireflux surgery.

Mier F, Oelschlager BK. Prevention of leaks in esophageal surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011;15(8):1316-1318.

This article provides useful guidance for the prevention of leaks in patients undergoing esophageal operations.

Oelschlager BK, Ma KC, Soares RV, et al. A broad assessment of clinical outcomes after laparoscopic antireflux surgery. Ann Surg. 2012;256(1):87-94.

Oelschlager and coauthors provide a description of a comprehensive, multidomain approach to the assessment of outcomes of antireflux procedures.

Soper NJ. SSAT maintenance of certification: literature review on gastroesophageal reflux disease and hiatal hernia. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011;15(8):1472-1476.

Soper provides a clearly written, concise review of the surgical aspects of GERD and the management of patients with GERD.

Zhang J, Wang R, Liu S, et al. Refinement of minimally invasive esophagectomy techniques after 15 years of experience. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012;16(9):1768-1774.

Zhang and coauthors provide a useful look at the evolution of the minimally invasive, esophagectomy technique.