Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Esophagectomy with Colonic Interposition

  • Christopher Armstrong
  • Monica T. Young
  • Ninh T. NguyenEmail author


Minimally invasive esophagectomy has become increasingly utilized as an alternative to open esophagectomy. Although the stomach is the preferred conduit for esophageal reconstruction, the colon can be used as an alternative when a gastric conduit is not feasible. We describe our surgical technique for a laparoscopic and thoracoscopic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy with colonic interposition. The esophagocolic anastomosis can be constructed with a circular stapler or a hand-sewn approach.


Distal Esophagus Esophageal Resection Invasive Esophagectomy Open Esophagectomy Colonic Interposition 
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Supplementary material

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Creation of a thoracoscopic esophagocolonic anastomosis during colonic interposition (WMV 44944 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Armstrong
    • 1
  • Monica T. Young
    • 2
  • Ninh T. Nguyen
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of General Surgery, Rockyview General Hospital and South Health CampusUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryUniversity of California Irvine Medical CenterOrangeUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryUniversity of California Irvine Medical CenterOrangeUSA

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