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Esophageal cancer affect some 14,000 Americans each year. It is generally a deadly disease because its symptoms are so vague. Surgery for this cancer can be very debilitating and have a prolonged recovery. This video features a new surgical approach called “minimally invasive surgery”. Dr Scott Kelly, a gastrointestinal surgical oncologist at the R Lee Moffitt Cancer center in Tampa Florida, is featured on this video. His patient had successful surgery. This type of surgery is not for everyone, but in a properly selected patient, it can be associated with less pain and a quicker recovery.