This focused issue on “Advancement in Treatment for Esophageal Diseases” is edited by Dr. Douglas Z Liou, from Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.
Dr. Liou graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. He received his MD from New York Medical College and completed his General Surgery training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. At Cedars, he was recognized for his excellence in clinical care and research with numerous awards and publications. Dr. Liou completed subspecialty training at Stanford in the Thoracic Surgery fellowship program, during which time he continued to publish on a variety of topics in thoracic surgery. He is an active member in a number of surgical societies, including American College of Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Western Thoracic Surgical Association, and Association for Academic Surgery.
- Focused issue outline:
- Robotic-assisted Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy with EEA Anastomosis
- Robotic-assisted Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy with Combined Stapled/Sewn Anastomosis
- Robotic-assisted Heller Myotomy with Partial Fundoplication
- Per oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
- Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
- Endoscopic Treatment of Zenker's Diverticulum
- Laparoscopic or Robotic-assisted Enucleation of Leiomyoma
- Laparoscopic or Robotic-assisted Giant Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
- Robotic-assisted Esophageal Epiphrenic Diverticulectomy and Myotomy
- Robotic-assisted Nissen Fundoplication
- Laparoscopic or Robotic-assisted LINX Placement
- Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)