Esophagectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the esophagus (food pipe). This procedure is usually done for patients with esophageal cancer to remove cancerous tumors from the body. It is best done when an esophageal cancer is detected early, before it has spread.
A trans hiatal esophagectomy (THE) is performed on the neck and abdomen simultaneously. This video shows the procedure being done using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) which is performed laparoscopically and thoracoscopically.