Ea-Tef. Tof-oa Surgeons op videos for children born unable to swallow

What you will find on this page are videos about anything to do with being born unable to swallow.

If you have ever wondered how your child’s operation was done and you will not faint though watching a video taken by a Surgeon on the same such op but on a different child, then on this page you will find a few of these items.

Ever wanted to talk to a Doctor and understand better scroll down you might find something that helps.

There are Videos on all subjects related to trying to help you, info on how, or just ideas for you to watch.

Endoscopic treatment of tracheo-oesophageal fistulae: an innovative procedure

This article seems to be the first report of this technique

Endoscopic treatment of tracheo-oesophageal fistulae: an innovative procedure  Published on Feb 9, 2017 (on youtube)

Tracheo-oesophageal fistulas represent a major complication of prolonged intubation and may cause death. Surgical repair is a complex procedure that can be challenging in compromised patients. In this study, we describe a simple endoscopic technique that resulted in the effective palliation of symptoms.

This article seems to be the first report of this technique, which is safe, relatively simple and effective in achieving palliation of symptoms. A prolonged follow-up period will be necessary to confirm the long-term results indicated by the promising preliminary data. Because the time necessary for the surgical procedure is short and the impact on the patient minimal, and the procedure, if necessary, may be repeated without problems. A 20-year-old patient with chromosomal trisomy 21 was admitted to a hospital in southern Italy because of repeated pulmonary infections and chronic cough. A computed tomographic scan disclosed an abnormal communication between the trachea and the oesophagus. The thoracic surgeon suggested a surgical repair, including tracheal resection and interposition of a muscular limb. The parents refused the surgical approach and asked for a second opinion.

Main Site below, with much more writing about what you see above, I found it all very interesting, PLEASE click the link below and read much more than I have put here.


Thoracoscopic TEF repair was done by Dr. Rajan Garg.

Published on 21 Jun 2017

Thoracoscopic TEF repair was done by Dr. Rajan Garg.

8 days old baby underwent Thoracoscopic TEF repair in a total of 115 mins without using single lung ventilation or any stay sutures

laparoscopic nissen fundoplication - narrated

laparoscopic nissen fundoplication – narrated


This is a few years old now but shows you what can be done through three small holes in the child, leaving little or no scars in later life as seen above in the photos.

Dr. Steve Rothenberg Talks you through a Type III Tracheoesophageal Fistula

Dr. Steve Rothenberg Talks you through this while he performs a thoracoscopic repair of a Type III Tracheoesophageal Fistula in a 2.6kg infant using the 3mm JustRight Sealer. I read something that I have had to recheck to make sure it was right. Dr. Steven Rothenberg,  actually started helping design pediatric surgery instruments in about 1997, 2 yrs before he did the first thoracoscopic TOF.

Thoracoscopic Repair of Esophageal atresia

Paediatric Surgeon Raisk Shah

Film of: Thoracoscopic Repair of Esophageal atresia

Dr Ravi Kanojia, Published on 23 Feb 2017 – Posted here on 15 March 2017

This is a video showing operative repair of newborn esophageal atresia being done thoracoscopically. This is a 2 day old 2.2kg newborn. We call this procedure TREAT

Film of: Thoracoscopic Repair of Esophageal atresia

Endoscopic management of TEF

Endoscopic management of TEF = tracheo-esophageal fistula.

Published on Feb 25, 2017

Recurrent tracheo-esophageal fistula after surgery for esophageal atresia is a known problem. This video clip demonstrate endoscopic management, i.e. cauterisation of fistula with injection of adhesive glue. Fibrin sealant, or fibrin “glue,” is a unique surgical hemostatic/sealant/adhesive material that is being used with increasing frequency in a variety of surgical situations. In practice, it is a two-component system in which a solution of concentrated fibrinogen and factor XIII are combined with a solution of thrombin and calcium to form a coagulum, simulating the final stage of the clotting cascade. Once the thrombin/calcium is combined with the fibrinogen/factor XIII, a fibrin clot forms in seconds.

How to Blenderized Veg and Tube Feed

Dilation of an Esophageal-Jejunal Anastomotic Stricture

Dilation of an Esophageal-Jejunal Anastomotic Stricture (To give you an insight as to what happens)
Published on Feb 13, 2014
Dilation of an Esophageal-Jejunal Anastomotic Stricture with the CRE™ Wireguided 12/15 mm Balloon, featuring Dr. Vanbiervliet.

Posted 2016


This video demonstrates the key elements of Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux surgery in children, infants, and neonates. The operating frequently offered to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/GORD)

t includes: -Patient Positing and Operating Room (OR) Set Up -Recommended instruments, tools and equipment and their settings -Port Placement -Relevant Anatomy -Critical Maneuvers –

Tips and Tricks to help accomplish the procedure -Pitfalls that may be encountered in during the procedure and how to manage them

What is Esophageal Dilation?


Long-Segment Colonic Interposition for Esophageal Atresia: 3D Animation (How long gap is mended on a Baby but in a 3D film) Very interesting.

Esophageal atresia Repair Video

uploaded on July 2, 2011

Esophageal atresia is a rare congenital disorder in which the esophagus does not develop properly. This disorder is often detected before birth through ultrasound examinations. If not, the disorder is diagnosed at birth. In 85 percent of cases, the esophagus does not connect with the lower esophagus and stomach. Sometimes the top of the esophagus connects with the windpipe and can cause food to be stuck.

EA Repair From Surgeons Side

Swallowing something called a barium meal


tracheo-esophageal fistula in a newborn seen by swallowing something called a barium meal and x-ray.

A Fistula is a permanent abnormal passageway

Published on Jun 18, 2014

A Fistula is a permanent abnormal passageway between two organs in the body or between an organ and the exterior of the body. Swallowing a Barium Meal to show Esophageal fistula

Life With the MIC-KEY Low Profile Feeding Tube

Wendy Chung shares what we know about autism spectrum disorder

Wendy Chung shares what we know about autism spectrum disorder — for example, that autism has multiple, perhaps interlocking, causes. Looking beyond the worry and concern that can surround a diagnosis

Surgeons Op

20 Apr 2015 (Parent’s Agreed To This Being Shown)

Our daughter’s journey home after 139 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Russell Jennings

Russell Jennings  Steve –
I started a VLOG today – this is for patient education on issues around EA/TEF and TBM.
My first entry is a video link of an adult with severe tracheomalacia repaired by our adult team.

Story told by a 4 year old Brother of TEF Sister

Made by a Family told through the eyes of a 4-year-old Brother, really lovely, To raise money for the Hospital That cared for his wee Brother.

Thought this might be use full for Parents worried about their child pulling the tube out while in bed or just playing.

What is CHARGE Syndrome?

Surgeons videos to Help Parents

The Mother of this Child with CHARGE Syndrome Needs in my view a pat on the back, Positive outlook works wonders.


Watch this, it might be something you have not thought about in helping your Child’s health needs.

This is how far Medicine has come from when I was born in 1962, I would love to meet Dr. Jennings as I never got to
meet the two Surgeons, From Southampton (UK) Hospital that saved my Life. I am however still Friends with my
Adult Surgeon, who used to play music in theatre, and I’d be asked at times what would you like to hear ??
5 minutes later, out for the count, funny what you remember.

Esophageal atresia – everly on hallmark’s home & family