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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program will provide surgeons and other healthcare professionals a wide range of information related to new and well established topics in gastrointestinal surgery. Attendees will become familiar with surgical aspects of conventional, laparoscopic, robotic and endoscopic surgery of the foregut. In addition, they will acquire in depth information related to the diagnosis and management of disease processes of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, liver and biliary tree.  Emerging technologies and new treatment modalities that are applied for the surgical approach to malignancies of the liver such as fluorescent imaging, microwave, Cyberknife and TACE will be reviewed by experts in the field. The program will review the developing field of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy that is being utilized for the treatment of metastatic disease. Abdominal wall hernias, fistulas and the use of the vacuum assisted closure (VAC) will be presented. Attendees will analyze the management of complications including anastomotic leak and enterocutaneous fistulas. We will review complex techniques utilized by experts for conversions, revisions and reversals of bariatric procedures.

TOPICS

Foregut Surgery

  • That’s How I Do It
  • SimulationVideo ClubHyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for metastatic neoplasms
  • New developments in Fluorescent imaging for surgeons
  • Gastric Cance
  • Hiatal Hernias
  • Surgery of the GE Junction
  • GI Transplant
  • Disorders of the Liver and Biliary Tract

Bariatric Surgery

  • Bariatric Surgery in Low BMI patients
  • Update on ACS/ASMBS Accreditation Network
  • Gastric Plication
  • Management of Unusual Complications
  • Robotic Surgery 
  • Abdominal Wall
  • SMA Syndrome
  • PE/Filters
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Metabolic Surgery
  • Video Club

Live Surgery Day

  • ­From Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Florida
    • Surgery of the GE Junction and Diaphragmatic Hernia
    • Reoperative Bariatric Surgery
    • Fluorescent Surgery of the Biliary Track        
  • ­From Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Robotic Gastric Bypass
    • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • ­Video Club and Case Presentations



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