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. Q & A with Dr. Raja and Dr. Gabbard: Achalasia & Swallowing Disorders
  2. What is Achalasia?
  3. Treatment of Achalasia
  4. 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?