February 25 - 28, 2015 Red Rock Hotel, Las Vegas
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Topics: Hernia • Foregut • Colon • Bariatric/Metabolic
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Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Colon Agenda

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Colon Session I:

1:00-1:15 PM Welcome/Introduction
John H. Marks, MD
1:15-1:30 PM What is the Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in Laparoscopic Colorectal Patients: Evidence to Prevent it?
Kirk A. Ludwig, MD, FACS, FASCRS
1:30-1:45 PM Can Patients be Immunologically Optimized for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery? Cancer Surgery?
R. Larry Whelan, MD
1:45-2:00 PM Risks and Limits of Pneumoperitoneum and Trendelenberg Positioning
*Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD
2:00-2:15 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
2:15-2:30 PM The Role of Ureteral Stents: When and Which Ones Do I Use?
Barry Salky, MD
2:30-2:45 PM 3D Optics in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Status and Technical Specifications
*Eric M. Haas, MD
2:45-3:00 PM Fast Track Protocols: Best Practices and Expected Outcomes
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS
3:00-3:15 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
3:15-3:30 PM Refreshment Break

Colon Session II:

3:30-3:45 PM Embryologic Basis of Colorectal Anatomy and How it Relates to Colorectal Surgery
Kirk A. Ludwig, MD, FACS, FASCRS
3:45-4:00 PM Single Port Left Colectomy: How and Why?
John H. Marks, MD
4:00-4:15 PM Laparoscopic Splenic Flexure Release: Infra and Supramesocolic Approach
Matthew Albert, MD
4:15-4:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
4:30-4:45 PM Robotic Right Colectomy: Techniques and Challenges
Michael J. Stamos, MD
4:45-5:00 PM Robotic Colorectal Surgery: Obstacles for Adoption and their Solutions
*Eric M. Haas, MD
5:00-5:15 PM Robotic Total Mesorectal Excision (TME): How to Achieve Optimal Performance
*Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD
5:15-5:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
5:30-5:45 PM Refreshment Break

Colon Session III:

5:45-6:00 PM The Components of Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) Surgery: What this Entails, and Video Demonstration of Critical Anatomy
TBD
6:00-6:15 PM Bottoms up Total Mesorectal Excision (TME): What, How and Why?
Kirk A. Ludwig, MD, FACS, FASCRS
6:15-6:30 PM Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) Treatment of Rectal Polyps
Matthew Albert,MD
6:30-6:45 PM Transanal Abdominal Transanal (TATA) Resection: Indications and Results for Coloanal Anastomosis for Low Rectal Cancer
John H. Marks, MD

Colon Session IV:

Welcome to my OR: A demonstration of an operation from patient positioning, equipment and trocar placement to performance of the procedure
6:45-7:00 PM How I do a Lap Right Colectomy Taking the Middle Colics
Barry Salky, MD
7:00-7:15 PM How I do a Lap Left Colectomy
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS
7:15-7:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty

Thursday, February 26, 2015

6:30-7:30 AM Breakfast/Exhibits

Colon Session IV:

Welcome to my OR: A demonstration of an operation from patient positioning, equipment and trocar placement to performance of the procedure (Continued)
7:30-7:45 AM How I do a Lap Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) Rectal Resection
R. Larry Whelan, MD
7:45-8:00 AM How I do a Robotic Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) Rectal Resection
*Eric M. Haas, MD
8:00-8:15 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Diverticulitis
8:15-8:30 AM Wash-out Therapy: The Future or Washed up?
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS
8:30-8:45 AM Is Quality of Life Better with or without Surgery? Who Needs a Resection and When?
Matthew Albert,MD
8:45-9:00 AM Hartmann’s Procedure versus Anastomosis with/without Diversion: Who and When Appropriate
Barry Salky, MD
9:00-9:20 AM Special Keynote Speaker
Michael J. Stamos, MD
9:20-9:30 AM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
9:30-10:00 AM Refreshment Break/Exhibits
 
*Invited