Esophagectomy - Thoracoabdominal
This technique is performed by making an incision in the left chest. The diaphragm is then opened and the incision is extended to the abdomen. The mid and the lower part of the esophagus are then removed. To restore swallowing, the stomach is then connected to the remaining upper part of the esophagus in the chest, a procedure called gastric pull-up.