White Board Sessions

White Board Sessions

These videos highlight questions and answers about esophageal disease and treatments.

Video Playlist

Featuring Siva Raja, MD, PhD

  1. What is Achalasia?
  2. Treatment of Achalasia
  3. Esophageal Cancer
Panel Discussions: Achalasia

Panel Discussions: Achalasia

Achalasia - Three Part Series

Featuring: Siva Raja MD, PhD, FACS and Scott Gabbard, MD

    Part 1

    • What is it?
    • How is it diagnosed?
    • What are the symptoms?
    • What are the treatments?
    • How is recovery?

    Part 2

    • How do people feel after surgery?
    • Who should get what procedure?
    • Are types of achalasia related to treatment
    • Are you at risk for cancer if you have achalasia?

    Part 3

    • What is involved in long term treatment of achalasia?
    • What happens if your symptoms occur again after you have had surgery?
    • What are the outcomes of treatments?
Panel Discussions Early Esophageal Cancer

Panel Discussions Early Esophageal Cancer

Early Esophageal Cancer – Minimally invasive and Novel Treatment Options: 4 Part Series

Featuring: Siva Raja MD, PhD, FACS, Madhu Sanaka, MD, FACG, FASGE, and Amir Bhatt, MD

Part 1

  • What treatments are available?
  • EMR – endoscopic mucosal resection
  • ESD – Endoscopic submucosal dissection
  • How do you decide who gets what treatment is best for the patient?
  • What testing is required?

Part 2

  • What are the benefits of ESD?
  • What should a patient expect after ESD?
  • When can you eat after ESD?
  • How difficult is it to do an ESD procedure?
  • What are the outcomes?

Part 3

  • What is on the horizon for ESD?
  • What are the innovations that we will see with ESD and treatment of esophageal cancer?
  • What are treatments for more advanced esophageal cancer?
  • Why is a team approach important?

Part 4

  • What should you look for in a center when you have esophageal cancer?