Evolution of MIE

Dr. James D. Luketich presents on Esophageal Cancer and focuses on minimally invasive esophagectomy procedures. Dr. Luketich discusses the morbidity of open espohagectomy compared to minimally invasive esophagectomys and reviews the results. 

Educational Objectives:

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

  • Recognize the benefits of robotic-assisted esophagectomy
  • Implement minimally invasive esophagectomy and increase trainee awareness of improved patient outcomes
  • Explain trainee management of post-operative complications


All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated

  • Grant/Research: Boston University, University of Texas SW
  • Consultant: Medtronics
  • CE Speakers' Bureau: Coviden
  • Stockholder: Intutitve Surgical, United Therapeutics Corp, Cigna, Smith & Nephew

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.


Release Date: 3/12/2019 | Last Modified On: 7/13/2022 | Expires: 7/8/2023



March 12, 2019


July 8, 2023

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James Luketich, MD, FACS

James Luketich, MD, FACS

Henry T. Bahnson Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery Chief, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery Director, UPMC Thoracic Surgical Oncology Program Co-director, UPMC Lung Cancer Center

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