Minimally Invasive Ivor-Lewis Esophagectomy Simulation

This series will advance the healthcare professional by systematically describing the order of port insertion while highlighting each respective port along the way. Interactive models allow you to navigate the tools into laparoscopic and thoracic ports to understand appropriate port placement and progress of an operation with corresponding dynamic changes in port utilization.

Each section will be followed by an interactive quiz where the student will insert each instrument into the correct port to demonstrate competency in understanding port placement and utilization of a minimally invasive esophagectomy.

You will learn about:
  • Laparoscopic: Port-instrument Utilization
  • Laparoscopic: Port Site Placement
  • Thoracoscopic: Port-instrument Utilization
  • Thoracoscopic: Port Site Placement
  • Laparoscopic and Thorascoscopic Ports Review

Dr. Ahmad Ashrafi

A leader in innovation

Dr. Ahmad S. Ashrafi leads the field in thoracic surgery. He currently serves as the attending thoracic surgeon and intensivist at Surrey Memorial Hospital, where he established and introduced advanced minimally invasive thoracic and Foregut surgery.  He has presented his work on Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy both nationally and internationally. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of British Columbia and has mentored surgeons in learning MIE. His commitment to education led him to design this teaching program.