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Research interests

There are 2 organ specifik reseach fields in oncologic upper GI surgery: research concerning the esophagus and research concerning the stomach.


My research focus in esophageal cancer

- Dissimination pattern of lymph node metastases and optimal extent of lymphadenectomy

- Optimal surgical approach in esophageal cancer surgery; transthoracic or transhiatal esophagectomy

- Quality of life after different esophageal cancer operations

- Postoperative morbidity: occurence and possible ways to reduce morbidity

- Fluorescence imaging and other imaging techniques to visualize perfusion

- Sentinel node surgery inearly esophageal cancer 

- Sarcopenia in esophageal cancer patients


My research focus in gastric cancer

- The value of omentectomy in gastric cancer surgery

- The value of diagnostic laparaoscopy in gastric cancer staging

- Quality of life after different surgical approaches for proximal gastric cancer 


Upper GI Surgery

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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