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.
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.
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.
21 February 2017Genomic copy number alterations in colorectal cancer
There is a great amount of information regarding the process related to colorectal carcinogenesis these days. This comes from the understanding of the genomic alterations involved in the development of colorectal cancer. This is a vast research field with the potential to provide useful information to design accurate prevention programs and tailored treatments.
12 January 2017Introduction to the POSE Procedure
Karl Miller MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery at Diakonissen & Wehrle Private Clinic (Salzburg, Austria) gives an introduction to the POSE Procedure to achieve weight loss.
10 January 2017Principles of malabsorptive surgery
Malabrosption is a powerful component of surgical procedures for the treatment of morbid obesity. Many techniques has been described and used so far, but according to current data some procedures are more aggressive than others, with different balances between benefits and complications. This lecture reviews the literature focusing on malabsorptive bariatric procedures.
3 January 2017LINX to resolve reflux after sleeve gastrectomy
During the 32nd Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of Obesity (DAG), Oliver Mann MD, Professor of Surgery at Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (Hamburg, Germany) presents an interesting lecture on the use of LINX to treat gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) after a sleeve gastrectomy.