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Dr. James D. Luketich presents on Esophageal Cancer and focuses on minimally invasive esophagectomy procedures. Dr. Luketich discusses the morbidity of open espohagectomy compared to minimally invasive esophagectomys and reviews the results. 

Educational Objectives:

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

  • Recognize the benefits of robotic-assisted esophagectomy
  • Implement minimally invasive esophagectomy and increase trainee awareness of improved patient outcomes
  • Explain trainee management of post-operative complications


James D. Luketich has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • CE Speakers’ Bureau: Covidien
  • Grant/Research support: University of Texas SWMC (rec start up) Anpac Tech of USA (pending)
  • Stockholder: Cigna Corp, Intuitive Surgical Inc; P&G
  • Other: Dr. Luketich is an expert legal witness

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.


Release Date: 3/12/2019 | Last Modified On: 4/20/2021 | Expires: 4/17/2022


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