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Loyola gastroenterologist is co-editor of text on Chicago leadership in care of esophageal disorders

October 07, 2013

Marco Fisichella, MD, of Loyola University Medical Center is co-editor of a new textbook that provides insight into a regional style of care conducted by Chicago-area academic medical institutions to treat benign esophageal disorders.

"Surgical Management of Benign Esophageal Disorders - The Chicago Approach" is truly an homage to Chicago excellence in esophageal care.

"Each chapter is written by a Chicago-based, nationally respected, esophageal expert and reviewed by internationally renowned pioneers of esophageal surgery and gatroenterology," said Fisichella, medical director of Loyola's Swallowing Center. "This is the only text that focuses on the management of benign esophageal disorders through a collaboration of world-class esophageal surgeons and gastroenterologists."

In addition to Fisichella, co-editors are N.J. Soper, MD, chair of surgery, Northwestern University, C.A. Pelligrini, MD, chair of surgery at University of Washington, Seattle and the 2013 president of the American College of Surgeons, and M.G. Patti, MD, gastrointestinal surgeon, University of Chicago.

The Chicago approach is explained through emerging procedures in laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and endoscopy. Approximately 17.990 new cases of esophageal cancer were detected in 2013, according to the American Cancer Society. More than 15 million Americans suffer from esophageal disorders including GERD, gastrointestinal esophageal reflux disease.

The text provides physicians, medical students, residents and fellows very specific management strategies and directives for benign esophageal disorders including patient preparation, teaching points during operative techniques and strategies for avoiding and managing complications.

"One of the best parts of the textbook, of which I am particularly proud, is the dedication: this book is dedicated to our medical students, residents and fellow who give meaning to our work because it reflects the core mission values of Loyola University and Stritch School of Medicine," says Fisichella, who also is director of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine's Advanced Procedure Education Classroom (APEC). "The text exemplifies not only Loyola's commitment to excellence but also dedication to teaching."

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