Perspectives of Receiving Open Versus Minimally Invasive Surgery
Lung Cancer - Esophageal Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Esophageal Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Minimally invasive surgery, Patient perspectives, Lung cancer, Esophageal cancer, Pain
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Overall Status
This study will examine the perspectives of patients' undergoing surgery for lung or esophageal cancer. It will examine both pre-op and post-op patient perspectives and opinions regarding pain and surgical complications. This study will also assess a general health related quality of life pre-op and post-op. Additionally, it will examine the importance of receiving care close to home and their support system.


1. The data will allow investigators to better understand the willingness of patients to participate in prospective, randomized studies comparing minimally invasive and open thoracic surgery. Patients will not be willing to undergo randomization to an open versus minimally invasive surgical procedure.

2. The pain associated with Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) will be perceived and documented as lesser than open surgery.

3. Patients may be willing to accept a higher risk of complications or more post-operative pain if they were given the option to be cared for closer to their home.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients who are surgical candidates for lung or esophageal cancer (entered at pre-op time point)

Exclusion Criteria:

- Below 18 years of age.
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Status: Recruiting
Start Date
July 2012
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Record processing date processed this data on July 28, 2015 page