After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Describe the roles of the members of the health care team in their respective responsibilities for quality care.
2. Explain the history and evolution of esophageal surgery.
3. Describe the different surgical approaches to esophagectomy.
4. Explain what the specific anesthetic concerns are for esophagectomy.
5. Describe the new Enhanced Recovery Protocol for esophagectomy.
6. Explain the difference between a subcostal transversus abdominis plane nerve block versus a lateral transversus abdominis plane nerve block.


Michael Chalifoux, MD
Chief, Thoracic Anesthesia
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Baystate Medical Center 

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.


Session date: 
09/23/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am EDT
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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