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Future prospects for esophageal surgery

Epublication WebSurg.com, Sep 2016;16(09). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03endemeester001

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Professor Tom DeMeester is a surgeon renowned for his work on foregut disease. He has made several key contributions to the understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of esophageal diseases and their surgical correction. He has also developed the non-invasive foregut ambulatory monitoring system and the DeMeester score, which is a composite pH score to quantify gastroesophageal reflux. In this authoritative lecture delivered at IRCAD during the esophagogastric surgery course, Professor DeMeester talks about the future of general surgery and the importance of surgical specialization.