20 December 2018Tokyo Guidelines 2018 – What’s new? (and what’s not)
The Tokyo Guidelines are the main recommendations for Acute Cholangitis and Cholecystitis. The first consensus was in 2007, with two updates published since, in 2013 and 2018. We show here the main aspects of the latest revision.
18 December 2018Surgical Skills: Laparoscopic Sealer-Divider
Electrocautery, sealing and dividing devices have enormously improved surgical practice in recent decades. Faster and safer surgery can be performed with these devices, which have different uses.
17 December 2018Optimizing Surgical Conditions with Deep Neuromuscular Blockade: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery demands a tailored approach from the surgical team, especially the anesthesiologist and surgeon. Collaboration is key in the attempt to achieve good outcomes and decrease the rate of complications. Deep neuromuscular blockade during laparoscopic surgery helps to improve the surgical space conditions, facilitate the use of low-pressure pneumoperitoneum, prevent sudden patient movements, and reduce postoperative pain.
14 December 2018Coloproctology 3.0: Colorectal Research in the Social Media Age
Richard Brady – “These technological developments are set to become not only the biggest issues in surgery but will also fundamentally reshape our future society. Surgeons will see things they will not believe in this session and will understand the huge amount of work that is going on globally to revolutionise surgery using the very best that technology can offer. One of my favourite parts of the year is watching from the podium as jaws drop in the audience during these sessions.”
13 December 2018Surgical Skills: Three-line / sloped cartridge Circular Stapler
Due to the introduction of what are known as “end-to-end” devices, currently most gastrointestinal anastomoses can be performed safely. One of the most important components of surgical staplers is the cartridges. Current advances in surgical staplers include three-line stepped loads that allow for graduated compression. Therefore, optimization of the interaction between the tissue and the stapler is achieved.
11 December 2018Total Robotic Sigmoidectomy
Robotic surgery for colorectal cancer is an emerging technique. Potential benefits as compared to conventional laparoscopic surgery have been demonstrated. Innovative robotic technologies have helped surgeons overcome many technical difficulties of conventional laparoscopic surgery such as hand-eye coordination, a two-dimensional view, and a restricted range of motion. Robotic-assisted surgery was established as a new approach to minimally invasive surgery, overcoming these limitations. Today we want to show you how to perform a total robotic sigmoidectomy step by step on the basis of our experience.
10 December 2018Optimizing Surgical Conditions with Deep Neuromuscular Blockade: Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Laparoscopic bariatric surgery demands a tailored approach from the surgical team, especially the anesthesiologist and surgeon. Collaboration is key in the attempt to achieve good outcomes and decrease the rate of complications. Deep neuromuscular blockade during laparoscopic surgery helps to improve the surgical space conditions, facilitate the use of low-pressure pneumoperitoneum, prevent sudden patient movements and reduce postoperative pain.
7 December 2018Strategies to Reduce Surgical Site Infections
In 2016, WHO guidelines were launched which have been started to be implemented in hospitals and practices throughout last year. Highlighting these in Nice will help people understand the effect of each of these interventions to prevent surgical site infections as well as the pros and cons of them. This is important because the recommendations can lead to major changes, but only if the innovation is embraced.
6 December 2018Surgical Skills: Linear Stapling System
Surgical staplers have been used for nearly a century, in order to make gastrointestinal transections and anastomosis safe and reliable. Nonetheless, continuous advances in staplers are still being made. This Surgical Skills video explains how to use an automatic Linear Stapler that enables real-time feedback and powered rotation, articulation and firing with one hand.
4 December 20182nd I.H. IFSO Online Symposium: The role of physical exercise in pre and post-bariatric surgery
In this video, Dr. Cristina Aquino discusses the role of physical activity before and after bariatric surgery. Dr. Tracy Martinez moderates the session in which Drs. Dale S. Bond, Scott Jamieson, and Marcos Morales also participate.