Course 8: Advanced Open Esophageal and Tracheal Procedures

Course Directors: Sidharta P. Gangadharan, Boston, MA, and Thomas K. Varghese Jr, Seattle, WA 


This course will provide hands-on training for several esophageal anastomosis techniques, as well as airway anastomosis and repair. These advanced operative techniques are not frequently utilized in most general thoracic surgery practices, but competence in these techniques is important.

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

  • Describe and perform the appropriate esophageal anastomosis technique depending on anatomic or other considerations
  • Perform airway anastomoses and recognize technical pitfalls associated with the various techniques
  • Identify the key steps of tracheobronchoplasty

Please watch the video below containing background information and lecture materials associated with this course.

Please note: No CME credit is associated with the viewing of web-based content. This presentation was created for The Society of Thoracic Surgeons STS University courses, and STS retains sole rights to these materials.