- Format: PDF
- Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (April 7, 2017)
- Language: English
- 1550 pages
- ISBN-10: 3642112013
- ISBN-13: 978-3642112010
Esophageal Gastric and Disorders in Infancy and Childhood includes a wide spectrum of different diseases. These range from congenital malformations such as esophageal atresia (EA), necessitating an experienced team of pediatric surgeons and neonatologists immediately after birth, up to gastro-esophageal reflux disease in elder children, necessitating the pediatric gastroenterologist and visceral surgeon. In the last few years some fascinating pediatric surgical techniques have evolved, such as the thoracoscopic correction of EA or the FOKER technique for elongation in cases of long-gap EA. Prof. Foker has developed this special traction technique and is one of the world’s leading experts in long-gap EA. Moreover Prof. Thomson’s has established the gold standard of minimally invasive endoscopic treatments for reflux in childhood. This book aims to bring all specialities and experts in pediatric gastroenterology and surgery together.
Holger KH Till, MD, PhD
Professor Holger Till is currently Chair Professor of the Department of Paediatric and Adolescent Surgery at the Medical University of Graz. He attended Medical School at the University of Goettingen (Germany) and the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). He also participated in a student exchange program with the Harvard Medical School (1988) and got fascinated with pediatric surgery while working with Professor Patricia Donahoe at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. After graduation in 1989 he completed his residency in General Surgery and his fellowship in Paediatric Surgery at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. At that time Prof. Joppich trained him in EA-TEF repair and gastric interpositions. In 2004 he became an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with Professor Yeung, who taught him a thoracoscopic approach to TEF. In 2006 he returned to Germany and accepted the Professorship for Pediatric Surgery in Leipzig and in 2012 he followed Prof. Michael Höllwarth on the chair position of one of the largest departments of paediatric surgery in the German speaking community. Traditionally this unit has an extensive expertise in upper-GI-Surgery and functional analyses in children.
Professor Till is a member of numerous professional and scientific societies, but also supports parental groups, especially for children with esophageal atresia (KEKS) and gastroesophageal reflux (Refluxkinder e.V.). His present research focusses on the gastrointestinal tract and its metabolic and microbiological functions. He has published more than 130 scientific articles in national and international indexed journals and presented more than 100 abstracts.