19 April 2018The Medical, Oncological, Functional & Financial Cost of Anastomotic Leak
Steven D. Wexner, Chairman of the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic (Florida, USA) explains the impact of anastomotic leakage on long-term outcomes and on society.
17 April 2018A Systematic Review Of Care Bundles In Surgery For The Prevention Of Surgical Site Infections
Surgical site infection remains one of the most challenging complications for surgeons, causing high morbidity and mortality and socioeconomic costs. Dr. Boldingh and her team present a systematic review of its prevention by care bundle.
12 April 2018The Fistula In Ano Trial Comparing the Biodesign Surgisis Anal Fistula Plug vs Surgeon’s Preference for Transphincteric Fistula in Ano
Prof. Jayne presented the results of the FIAT trial (Fistula In Ano Trial) during the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) meeting held in Berlin last year. This randomized multicenter trial was run in the UK, comparing the fistula plug to other techniques for fistula treatment.
10 April 2018The role of virtual reality in surgical training
In this lecture, Dr. Shafi Ahmed explains how new technologies can enhance surgical education globally, and the different uses of virtual reality to improve patient outcomes, with safer surgery worldwide.
5 April 2018The vagus nerve as a target for bariatric and metabolic interventions: is there a future?
Scott Shikora, Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA, USA) reviews the available data on neuromodulation of the vagal nerve as an alternative to bariatric surgery.
3 April 2018How anastomoses heal and why they sometimes don’t heal
Dr. Berho, pathologist from the Cleveland Clinic, explains the pathophysiology behind the wound healing process in order to understand the healing process occurring in a gastrointestinal anastomosis, paying special attention to the roll of the gut microbiota
29 March 2018Transanal Abdominoperineal Resection: Port Placement
The transanal approach to rectal pathologies has been spreading over the last few years. Its main application has been total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer. However, experiences with extended applications have been published, proving this technique to be feasible in pathologies such as inflammatory bowel disease and abdominoperineal resection. Here we present a video describing the technique of port placement during the Miles resection approached transanally.
27 March 2018Managing addictions after bariatric surgery
In this lecture, Stephanie Sogg explains the various addictive behaviors that occur after bariatric surgery, which ones are more common, and why this kind of action can appear. She also proposes that patients considering bariatric surgery should be informed of the risk factors for postsurgery addictive behaviors, including the type of procedure. Additionally, alcohol and abuse disorder screening, evaluation, and referral for treatment should be incorporated into pre- and postoperative care.
22 March 2018The Cutting Edge of Online Innovation
Julio Mayol, medical director at Hospital Clínico San Carlos (Madrid, Spain) explains the importance of the new technologies and social media in surgeons’ learning process, the democratization of education, and the spread of evidence-based surgery.
20 March 2018New surgical options for the treatment of fecal incontinence
There are no standardized guidelines for the treatment of fecal incontinence. Professor Wexner, during the Dubai International Colorectal Symposium held in October 2017, spoke about the options currently available to improve incontinence quality of life (IQL)