23 March 2017Ileal incarceration after sigmoid perforation treated with OSTC
Sigmoid perforation during colonoscopy is a rare event. In recent years, endoscopic closure of the perforation defect has been developed. The Over-the-Scope-Clipping-System (OTSC) enables the closure of the defect in many cases, avoiding a surgical procedure. Nonetheless, this procedure is not free from complications, the most frequent one being treatment failure. Prompt diagnosis of the perforation and the application of the OTSC system by an expert endoscopist may avoid the need for emergency surgery.
21 March 2017Experiences with the RYGB with long biliopancreatic limb in Germany
Since 1994, a debate on the ideal limb length in RYGBP has been ongoing, questioning the usual alimentary limb length of 75cm and the usual biliopancreatic length of 10 – 12cm. Particularly for the biliopancreatic limb, it seems that longer is better in terms of weight loss and metabolic control.
17 March 201713th AIS Live Congress: Reaching again every corner of the world
The 13th AIS Channel live congress held on March 9th, 2017 focused on sleeve gastrectomy. Viewers across the world were able to watch presentations by world-leading experts followed by 3 simultaneous live surgeries from Barcelona, Bruges and Montreal. Over 16,000 people from 102 countries were connected live during the entire event. Again another example of how AIS Channel is connecting the world surgical community and bringing the best education to every corner of the globe by the hand of the best professionals. And for free!
14 March 2017Which therapeutic option would you follow?
Discuss and share your opinion
9 March 2017Pathologic Outcomes of Laparoscopic vs Open Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer
The results of the comparison of the laparoscopic versus the open approach for rectal cancer are still under debate. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCT) compared the pathologic outcomes of laparoscopic vs open mesorectal excision for rectal cancer, leaning towards the open approach. Dr. Martínez and Dr. Lacy will discuss the controversial results of this paper and launch a proposal for the main randomized trials to make a conjoined effort in search of a final answer.
7 March 2017New metabolic surgery guidelines
Current data support considering bariatric surgery for the treatment of T2DM in obese patients. This is a standard of care in USA. One of the leading surgeons in this field explains the scientific facts supporting this approach.