23 November 2017Is there a role for metabolic surgery in patients with grade 1 obesity?
In this lecture, Ricardo Cohen discusses whether Patients with a BMI between 30 and 35 kg/m2 (class I obesity) could benefit from metabolic surgery and the results currently available.
21 November 2017International Guidelines for Sepsis and Septic Shock
Dr. Mazuski, on behalf of the Surgical Infection Society of North America, presents , in this talk the International Guidelines for Sepsis and Septic Shock, given during the 30th Annual European Congress on Surgical Infections, held in Hamburg (Germany) last June.
16 November 2017Is there an “ideal” sleeve gastrectomy?
In this lecture, Michel Gagner, Clinical Professor of Surgery at Hôpital Sacré-Coeur in Montréal (Canada) explains the evidence on the key steps for making a sleeve gastrectomy a safer and effective operation for morbid obesity.
7 November 2017Updates in adrenal incidentaloma
Adrenal incidentalomas are adrenal lesions larger than 1 cm in diameter that are discovered fortuitously by radiological examination for non-adrenal pathology. The increasing use of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging has led to the increase in the diagnosis of of adrenal lesions. In this short lecture we review the diagnostic work-up and the proposed treatment for adrenal incidentalomas.
2 November 2017Do limb lengths really matter in gastric bypass?
In this lecture, Jacques Himpens reviews the literature on the true importance of the length of the alimentary and biliary limbs, its influence on metabolic changes, and the use of a longer alimentary limb in special cases.
26 October 2017New Scoring System Helps Guide Surgical Choice for Patients with Obesity and Diabetes
Dr. Aminian, Associate Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic and a panel of experts from IFSO discuss a new method for selecting the bariatric surgical technique for treatment of patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
19 October 2017The joint consensus statement and its impact on diabetes care
Dr Rubino gives an overview of the guidelines, which address the multidisciplinary approach to diabetes, the impact of metabolic surgery on gut physiology, as well as indications for surgical treatment and the type of surgery recommended.
17 October 2017Strategy against accidental stapling of NGT during Sleeve Gastrectomy
The increased number of bariatric procedures will be associated with an increase in the number of complications. Stapling of the nasogastric tube during sleeve gastrectomy is an unusual and dreaded complication in bariatric surgery. This lecture reviews the main recommendations on the steps to avoid the stapling of the nasogastric tube and what to do when it happens.
12 October 2017Changes in brain activity and behaviour explaining weight loss
Carel W. Le Roux explains in this lecture the different changes in brain activity and how these mechanisms as well as their mediators can influence weight loss.
5 October 2017Recent developments in the surgical management of complex IAI
Management of complex abdominal infections can be challenging! A global approach to the patient, early directed therapy, and source control (the least invasive possible) are our best options to reduce mortality.