Robotic Transgastric Reconstruction of the Double Lumen Esophagus

Andrei I. Gritsiuta, Charles T. Bakhos, Roman V. Petrov, Abbas E. Abbas

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Double lumen esophagus is an extremely rare condition, developing in most cases as a complication of antireflux procedures or gastroesophageal reflux itself secondary to the severe inflammatory process in and around the lower esophagus. We describe a case of iatrogenic double lumen esophagus after multiple previous Nissen fundoplications for chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease. There is no standard surgical intervention for the management of this complication. We present a first report of successful robot-assisted surgical reconstruction of a double lumen esophagus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-338
Number of pages6
JournalInnovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • double cardia
  • double lumen esophagus
  • esophagogastric fistula
  • robotic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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