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Pancreatic Cysts: Diagnosis & Management
Martin J. Heslin, MD, discusses diagnosis and proper management of neoplastic pancreatic cysts.
The Future of Minimally Invasive General Surgery
John Porterfield, MD, discusses the training curriculum of minimally invasive surgery and what the next generation of surgeon look like.
Pre-operative Optimization for Ventral Hernia Repair
Britney Corey, MD, discusses the pre-operative optimization of certain risk factors for ventral hernia repairs.
Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Gastric Cancer Patients
Carlo M. Contreras, MD, FACS, discusses the benefits of several neoadjuvant treatment options for patients with gastric cancer.
Diverticulitis: To Operate or Not?
Melanie Morris, MD, discusses the epidemiology, evaluation, and treatment of acute non-complicated diverticulitis and complicated diverticulitis.
Laparoscopy in Colorectal Cancer
Gregory D. Kennedy, MD, gives an update on surgical therapies for colorectal cancer and discusses neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy options.
Familial & Hereditary Colorectal Cancers
Daniel I. Chu, MD, discusses hereditary colorectal cancers and when you should consider referring your patient for genetic testings.
Optimal Preoperative Evaluation in the Esophageal Cancer Patient
Benjamin Wei, MD, discusses the optimal preoperative evaluation of patients with esophageal cancer, which includes staging the cancer, evaluating the patient, and determining the optimal therapy.
Improving Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer
Greg Kennedy, PhD, MD, an internationally recognized surgeon and researcher, discusses the continuum of research on improving outcomes of colorectal cancer.
Logical Approach to Benign Anorectal Disease
Gregory Kennedy, MD, PhD, director of GI surgery, discusses logical algorithms to diagnoses and treat benign anorectal diseases such as hemorrhoids, fissure-in-ano, cryptoglandular disease, and pilonidal disease.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Surgical Disparities
Daniel I. Chu, MD, assistant professor in the department of surgery, division of GI surgery, discusses the difficulties in management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), specifically for African-American patients, and surgical disparities and outcomes related to the disease.
Post-operative 30-day Readmission
Melanie Morris, MD, associate professor of surgery in the division of GI surgery at UAB Medicine, discussed her study which aims at understanding the relative contributions of unplanned 30-day post-operative readmissions.
Colorectal Surgery: Application & Advantages of Robotics
Jamie Cannon, MD, discusses the application and advantages of robotics in colorectal surgery at UAB Medicine.