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Dr. Omar Awais reviews some highlights and technical tips on how to proceed with a conduit revision surgery.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Increase knowledge of correct diagnosis and treatment of para-conduit hernias
  • Improve surgeon’s skill in adeptly identifying how para-conduit hernias often present themselves

Reading Resources:

  1. A propensity-matched analysis comparing survival after primary minimally invasive esophagectomy followed by adjuvant therapy to neoadjuvant therapy for esophagogastric adenocarcinoma. Zahoor H, Luketich JD, Levy RM, Awais O, Winger DG, Gibson MK, Nason KS. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Feb;149(2):538-47. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.10.044.
  2. Technique of minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. Pennathur A, Awais O, Luketich JD. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun;89(6):S2159-62. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.03.069.
  3. Roux-en-Y near esophagojejunostomy for failed antireflux operations: outcomes in more than 100 patients. Awais O, Luketich JD, Reddy N, Bianco V, Levy RM, Schuchert MJ, Gooding WE, Crist LR, Landreneau RJ, Pennathur A. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Dec;98(6):1905-11; discussion 1911-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.07.004.


Dr. Awais has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Speaker Agreement with Pinnacle Biologics

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 9/12/2017 | Last Modified On: 9/12/2017 | Expires: 9/12/2018

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