Borja de Lacy Gastrointestinal Surgeon Hospital Clínic, Barcelona Esophageal cancer is the 8thmost common malignant disease, with more than 380,000 deaths every year. Adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma represent more than 98% of esophageal tumors. It is well known that the locally advanced disease (cT3-T4 or cN1-3 M0) has an increased risk of R1 resection […]
Silvia Valverde, MD Gastrointestinal Surgeon Hospital Clínic Barcelona The term “end-stage liver disease” is synonymous with advanced liver disease, liver failure, and decompensated cirrhosis, given the general irreversibility of these conditions. Liver transplantation is currently the preferred treatment for end-stage liver failure. Thus, there is an increased demand for liver donors which has led to […]
Professor Hongwei Yao Click here to view the whole presentation ESCP welcomed Professor Hongwei Yao, President of the Chinese Society of Coloproctology, to our meeting in Nice to deliver a session, ‘TaTME in China: from clinical practice to clinical research’. This session explored how TaTME is being implemented in China and offered listeners the chance […]
Sara Nogueira, MD General Surgeon AIS Channel Ambassador to Portugal Introduction Gallbladder cancer is the most common biliary tract malignancy. It is often discovered incidentally during or after a cholecystectomy performed for a presumed benign disease. When symptomatic, we are usually dealing with a disseminated disease that spreads through 3 routes: lymphatic, hematogenous and peritoneal. […]
Ana Otero (Gastrointestinal Surgery specialist) Jose María Balibrea (Gastrointestinal Surgery specialist) Hospital Clínic, Barcelona – Spain Many surgical procedures are conducted every year. The majority of these procedures result in wounds that heal by primary intention, which means that the wound edges are approximated using sutures, staples, clips or glue. Most wounds heal without complications […]
Professor Steven Brown Click here to view the whole presentation ‘1 in 5 people who walk through the door will have a diagnosis of haemorrhoids’ Hear from Professor Steven Brown on why haemorrhoids are one of the most important diseases for a coloproctologist and his take on existing and new methods of treatment.
Ricardo V. Cohen (Brazil) Rami E. Lutfi (USA) Almino Ramos (Brazil) Camilo Boza (Chile) Moderated by Almino Ramos and Camilo Boza, Ricardo Cohen and Rami Lufti discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. For decades, RYGB remained the gold standard procedure in bariatric surgery, but in recent years, sleeve gastrectomy […]
F. Borja de Lacy, MD Hospital Clinic, Barcelona Necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) is a disease that has a rapid course and is associated with sepsis and multisystemic organ failure. It is important to know that the mortality rates range from 20% to 30%. Moreover, a delay in surgical debridement of more than 24h has […]
Professor John Alverdy Click here to view the whole presentation One of the highlights the ESCP meeting in Nice was Professor John Alverdy’s talk on Microbiomic and Metagenomic Influences on Colorectal Patients. Described by one ESCP member as “possibly the best lecture I have witnessed in 45 years of practice” – you don’t want to […]
Asim Shabbir, Ali AMiniam, Ahmad Bashir, Alex Escalona and Bart van Wagensvel, Abdelrahman Nimeri, Almino Ramos IFSO 2018 in Dubai brought together world leaders in metabolic and bariatric surgery. More than 1200 abstracts from more than 90 countries were presented. Several communications on obesity and metabolic surgery were given, focusing on the different techniques and […]
Antonio M. Lacy Hospital Clinic Barcelona Since its emergence nearly 20 years ago, electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing technology is now a mainstay in most modern operating rooms. The goal when refining the technology is to provide an instrument that is able to safely divide tissue and vessels with no injury to the adjacent structures. Recent […]
Petr Tsarkov Click here to view the whole presentation Previously in the era of open surgery, extended lymph node dissection was difficult to teach because of limited surgical view in a very narrow space. Nowadays, laparoscopic and robotic approaches allow us to see detailed anatomy, and so learn to perform these procedures ‘from the screen’.
Carel Le Roux Imperial College, UK. Diabetes Complications Research Center, Dublin, Ireland Carel Le Roux (Imperial College, UK. Diabetes Complications Research Center, Dublin, Ireland) explains in this IFSO lecture the importance of the bile acids on the metabolic signaling function. He reviews the current literature on the effect of bile acids on the liver, enterocytes, […]
Andrea Lazzati Digestive Surgeon, Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Creteil (CHIC) Bariatric surgery is the most effective and durable weight loss method and is associated with favorable metabolic outcomes, including improvement of diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, liver steatosis, sleep apnea, and survival rate among morbidly obese individuals. The STAMPEDE trial showed that bariatric procedures are effective and seem […]
Donato Altomare Click here to view the whole presentation Prof Altomare is the head of the Functional and oncologic Coloproctology Unit, Dept of Emergency and Organ transplantation and President of the Interdepartmental Research Center for Pelvic Floor Diseases, past Chairman of the School of Specialization in General Surgery at the same University.
Sara Nogueira, MD General Surgeon Introduction The Tokyo Guidelines are the main recommendations regarding Acute Cholangitis and Acute Cholecystitis. The guidelines have been updated every 5 years, taking into consideration the most valuable studies published in between – the Tokyo Guidelines 2013 and more recently, the Tokyo Guidelines 2018. The 2018 guidelines comprise 9 articles, […]
Dr. AM Lacy Director of Gastrointestinal Surgery Department, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain Electrocautery, sealing and dividing devices have enormously improved surgical practice in recent decades. Faster and safer surgery can be performed with these devices, which have different uses. When finding the surgical plane in laparoscopic surgery, the hook electrocautery has proved to be very […]
Dr. Matilde Zaballos, Anesthesiologist Hospital Gregorio Marañon (Madrid), Dr. Marcos Rodriguez, Senior Specialist in General and Digestive Surgery Hospital Gregorio Marañon (Madrid). Laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery demands a tailored approach from the surgical team, especially the anesthesiologist and surgeon. Collaboration is key in the attempt to achieve good outcomes and decrease the rate of complications. Deep […]
Richard Brady, Gianluca Pellino, Michael Seres, Sam Atallah and Steven Wexner Click here to view the whole presentation Richard Brady – “These technological developments are set to become not only the biggest issues in surgery but will also fundamentally reshape our future society. Surgeons will see things they will not believe in this session and […]
Dr. AM Lacy Director of Gastrointestinal Surgery Department, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain Due to the introduction of what are known as “end-to-end” devices, currently most gastrointestinal anastomoses can be performed safely. One of the most important components of surgical staplers is the cartridges. Current advances in surgical staplers include three-line stepped loads that allow for […]