Esophagectomy Outcomes

Full Title

Outcomes After Esophagectomy With a Focus on Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy and Quality of Life

Purpose of Study

To assess short and long term outcomes after minimally invasive esophagectomy compared to open esophagectomy. To compare both standard outcome measures as well as patient derived outcome measures, in particular, quality of life (QOL). To look at the applicability of this QOL instrument to this patient group.

Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh

Principal Investigator: James D. Luketich, MD


Research Type

Contact Information

James Luketich, MD 

Julie Ward, RN,BSN


  • Scheduled for Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE) or open esophagectomy at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center by one of the study investigators.
  • Agree to complete baseline and follow-up quality of life questionnaires.

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