Video: Clinical Trial: Quality of Life Outcomes following Minimally Invasive versus Open Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer


Thoracic surgeon Inderpal Sarkaria discusses a prospective clinical trial comparing quality of life and operative outcomes after open versus minimally invasive esophagectomy. Patients complete questionnaires about their quality of life before, and for up to two years after, surgery. The surveys include questions about pain management and other symptoms, and patients' ability to participate in physical activities.