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Esophageal Atresia - The Nuances of Repair

Aired on 4.29.2021




Aaron Garrison, MD

Dr. Garrison is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery at CCHMC. He is the Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship. His clinical interests include congenital colorectal and esophageal disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and minimally invasive surgery.

Todd Ponsky, MD

Director, Clinical Growth and Transformation; Pediatric Surgeon, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati

Michael J. Rutter, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Director of Clinical Research UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  Dr. Rutter specializes in tracheal reconstruction and complex airway surgery, and is an integral part of the collaborative treatment team in the Esophageal Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Daniel von Allmen, MD

Dr. von Allmen is the Senior Vice President of Surgical Services and Surgeon-in-Chief at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. von Allmen holds the Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery. His special clinical interests include pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disorders, surgical innovation and surgical robotics. He has been a long term participant in the Surgical Section of the Children's Oncology group, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group.


4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Open and Thoracoscopic repair - Tips & Tricks
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Management of recurrent fistula‘s
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Endoscopic options
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Management of tracheomalacia
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Nuances of esophageal replacement
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Building a multidisciplinary team