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  • GERD (c), hiatal hernia (c), antireflux procedures (c)

  • Achalasia (c), Heller myotomy (a)

  • Esophageal perforation (c), esophageal perforation repair/resection (a)

  • Barrett’s esophagus (c), upper endoscopy (c)

  • Esophageal cancer (c), esophagectomy (a)

  • Gastric adenocarcinoma (c), gastrectomy (c)

  • GIST (c)

  • Gastric volvulus

  • Gastroparesis (c)

  • Gastric foreign bodies (c), esophageal foreign bodies and caustic ingestion (a)

  • Morbid obesity (c), sleeve gastrectomy (a), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (a)

  • Zenker diverticulum, cricopharyngeal myotomy with Zenker diverticulectomy (a)


  • - Don’t forget to restage cancer patients after they receive neoadjuvant treatment, prior to operating.

  • - Advanced endoscopic techniques, such as esophageal stenting, per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) may be applicable in certain foregut scenarios. Residents have variable exposure to these techniques during training. Avoid describing them in depth unless you have experience in performing the procedure and the management of any complications that may arise.

(c) = core topic (a) = advanced topic

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