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Dr. James Luketich provides an update on Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Describe the evolution of techniques to treat esophageal cancer
  • Discuss outcomes after minimally invasive esophagectomy
  • Improve knowledge of the results of minimally invasive esophagectomy

Reading Resources:

  1. Luketich J, Alvelo-Rivera M, Buenaventura P et al. Minimally invasive esophagectomy: outcomes in 222 patients. Ann Surg 2003; 238; 486-495.
  2. Luketich JD, Pennathur A, Awais O, et al. Outcomes After Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: Review of Over 1000 Patients. Ann Surg 2012; 256(1):95-103
  3. Pennathur A, Luketich JD. Resection for esophageal cancer: strategies for optimal management. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Feb;85(2):S751-6


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

  • Grant/Research Support: Accuray

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: 10/2/2014 | Last Modified On: 10/2/2014 | Expires: 10/1/2015

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