Postoperative Complications

- Hemorrhage

- Suture-line leak (if symptomatic then proceed to thoracotomy and repair, if asymptomatic then manage conservatively)

- Pleural effusion

- Empyema

- Subphrenic abscess

- Recurrence of diverticulum. If symptomatic this is managed by open surgery.

- Gastro-esophageal reflux with stricture (treated by dilatation and anti-reflux medication)

- Para-esophageal hernia (may require surgical therapy and repair of the hernia)

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