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In the Ivor Lewis esphagectomy, the esophageal tumor is removed through an abdominal incision and a right thoracotomy (a surgical incision of the chest wall). The esophagogastric anastomosis (reconnection between the stomach and remaining esophagus) is located in the upper chest.
Laparoscopic incisions for minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy
The right VATS incisions that are used to mobilize the esophagus.
Esophago-Gastric anastomosis with a circular stapler
Completion of the Esophago-Gastric Anastomosis
Completed minimally invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy
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