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 […]
Ana Otero (Gastrointestinal surgery specialist) Raquel Bravo (Gastrointestinal surgery senior specialist) Hospital Clínic, Barcelona – Spain The patient is supine in a modified lithotomy position with legs in adjustable stirrups and tilted right side down in a Trendelenburg position; angles should be adjusted prior to docking the robot. If the splenic flexure will be taken […]
Dr. Almino Cardoso Ramos, Bariatric Surgeon and General Director, Gastro Obeso Center, São Paulo, Brazil Dr. Luiz Fernando dos Reis Falcão Associate Professor & Anesthesiologist-in-Chief Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil Laparoscopic bariatric surgery demands a tailored approach from the surgical team, especially the anesthesiologist and surgeon. Collaboration is key in the attempt to achieve […]
Marja Boermeester, Professor of Surgery Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (NL) Click here to view the whole presentation In 2016, WHO guidelines were launched which have been started to be implemented in hospitals and practices throughout last year. Highlighting these in Nice will help people understand the effect of each of these interventions to prevent surgical […]
Antonio M. Lacy Professor of Surgery. Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery Department. Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain Surgical staplers have been used for more than 100 years, making gastrointestinal transections and anastomosis safe, reliable, and enabling the fast and reproducible creation of anastomoses. However, complications such as stapler line dehiscence, which can be catastrophic for the patient, […]
Moderator: Tracy Martinez Speaker: Cristina Aquino Discussants: Dale S. Bond, Scott Jamieson, Marcos Morales Bariatric surgery has proved to be an effective treatment in patients suffering from morbid obesity, with more than 50% excess weight loss at ten years. However, the variability in patients’ outcomes is significant, with several factors being related to the maintenance […]