25 July 2017Rectal prolapse: which operation for the best function?
Professor Soren Laurberg from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark discusses the different approaches to rectal prolapse and the functional outcomes of the different techniques.
6 July 2017Persistent hyperparathyroidism due to a double adenoma
Multiple parathyroid adenoma is an uncommon and challenging condition that can be the main reason for both persistent and recurrent hyperparathyroidism.
15 June 2017Outcomes and quality of life after pelvic cancer surgery
Professor Soren Laurberg from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark explains the evolution in global standards for rectal cancer and how the centralization of rectal cancer care improves outcomes. He also discusses the need for proper training in rectal surgery and the importance of functional outcomes for rectal cancer survivors.
13 June 2017Pelvic side wall masses in rectal cancer
Professor Peter Sagar, Colorectal Surgeon at St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds (England) discusses the management of pelvic sidewall lymph nodes and masses in rectal cancer. He explains the lymphatic spread of the rectal cancer, the long-term prognosis of pelvic side lymph nodes, the rationale behind pelvic lateral dissection, and demonstrates a nerve sparing surgery with lateral dissection.
6 June 2017Pitfalls in Oncologic Rectal Surgery. Is TaTME the solution?
Antonio M. Lacy, Head of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, gives a brief introduction to the current status of TaTME, and then discusses the various pitfalls that can appear during this surgery, as well as possible solutions based on his extensive experience in this technique, having performed a very large number of cases.
1 June 2017Transanal TME
Professor Giovanni Dapri explains the advantages, applications and basic principles of Transanal TME and the experience with Transanal TME associated with single incision laparoscopy and the use of ICG.
30 May 2017TaTME: Is this the future for rectal cancer surgery?
Roel Hompes explains the rationale for transanal total mesorectal excision, the past of rectal surgery and the development of the technique with the concerns about its fast acceptance among the surgical community.
9 May 2017One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass
Jean-Marc Chevallier MD, Professor of surgery at Service de Chirurgie générale et digestive, Hôpital Européen G. Pompidou (Université PARIS 5, France) gives an interesting lecture on the One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass.
2 May 2017GERD and Sleeve. Pathophysiological mechanisms
Sleeve gastrectomy is a bariatric operation that is becoming increasingly popular. One of the reasons may be that it is seen as less difficult than other surgical procedures. However, complications such as GERD are also increasing and some patients require surgical intervention for its treatment.
4 April 2017Gastric plication: 5-Year outcomes in more than 200 patients
One same bariatric procedure is not applicable to all patients. Because of this, some bariatric surgeons are looking for less aggressive techniques to increase the population that benefits from surgical treatment.