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Use of stool-based tests in younger people may reduce the incidence of #colorectalcancer and save lives.
07/29/2021
Model Finds Stool Tests Key to Lowering CRC Screening Age

Use of stool-based tests in younger people may reduce the incidence of #colorectalcancer and save lives.

Adding to the growing body of research that supports initiating screening for colorectal cancer at 45 years of age, a new modeling study suggests that use of stool-based tests in younger people could reduce the incidence of the disease and save lives, even when adherence is less than perfect.

The July issue of General Surgery News is now available to read online.
07/29/2021
July 2021 Print Issue

The July issue of General Surgery News is now available to read online.

The July issue of GSN is now available online.

A look at the most beneficial interventions for preventing SSI’s in general surgery, with comments by Philip S. Barie, M...
07/29/2021
Preventing SSIs In General Surgery

A look at the most beneficial interventions for preventing SSI’s in general surgery, with comments by Philip S. Barie, MD, MBA.

Despite decades upon decades of progress in surgery, surgical site infections are still extremely common, accounting for one-fifth of all nosocomial infections.

People who underwent metabolic surgery for treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes experienced greater improvements in ...
07/28/2021
Physical Quality of Life Better After Metabolic Surgery, but Not Psychological

People who underwent metabolic surgery for treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes experienced greater improvements in quality of life.

People who underwent metabolic surgery for treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes experienced greater improvements in quality of life years after surgery compared with intensive medical therapy, according to a new analysis from the landmark STAMPEDE trial.

U.S.-based general surgeons (including general surgical subspecialties) in active practice qualify for a free print subs...
07/28/2021
New Subscription - General Surgery News

U.S.-based general surgeons (including general surgical subspecialties) in active practice qualify for a free print subscription for General Surgery News. Get yours here:

General Surgery News is a monthly newspaper designed to keep general surgeons abreast of the latest developments in the field. The publication features extensive meeting coverage, analysis of journal articles, educational reviews, and information on new drugs and products.

Study compares roux duodenal switch with SADI-S; more weight loss with duodenal switch but higher complication rate and ...
07/28/2021
Study Compares Roux Duodenal Switch With SADI-S

Study compares roux duodenal switch with SADI-S; more weight loss with duodenal switch but higher complication rate and similar comorbidity resolution.

According to results from a matched cohort study, weight loss is better with Roux duodenal switch compared with single anastomosis duodeno-ileostomy with sleeve gastrectomy (SADI-S), but this weight loss does not translate into better resolution of comorbidities.

A liposomal bupivacaine block does not provide superior or extended analgesia for minimally invasive colorectal surgery.
07/27/2021
The TINGLE Trial: TAP Block With Liposomal Bupivacaine Not Supported

A liposomal bupivacaine block does not provide superior or extended analgesia for minimally invasive colorectal surgery.

A liposomal bupivacaine block does not provide superior or extended analgesia for minimally invasive colorectal surgery, according to results from the first randomized trial comparing liposomal bupivacaine with bupivacaine plus epinephrine and dexamethasone for transversus abdominis plane blocks.

Look out for the July print issue of General Surgery News, featuring ergonomic injuries in surgery and inside the launch...
07/27/2021

Look out for the July print issue of General Surgery News, featuring ergonomic injuries in surgery and inside the launch of the surgical palliative care society.
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Look out for the July print issue of General Surgery News, featuring ergonomic injuries in surgery and inside the launch of the surgical palliative care society.
https://www.generalsurgerynews.com/Digital-Editions/Article/07-21/July-2021-Print-Issue/64116?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=0721july

Use of stool-based tests in younger people may reduce the incidence of #colorectalcancer and save lives.
07/27/2021
Model Finds Stool Tests Key to Lowering CRC Screening Age

Use of stool-based tests in younger people may reduce the incidence of #colorectalcancer and save lives.

Adding to the growing body of research that supports initiating screening for colorectal cancer at 45 years of age, a new modeling study suggests that use of stool-based tests in younger people could reduce the incidence of the disease and save lives, even when adherence is less than perfect.

Look out for this month's print issue of General Surgery News, featuring preventing SSI in general surgery and 10 year t...
07/26/2021

Look out for this month's print issue of General Surgery News, featuring preventing SSI in general surgery and 10 year trends in incisional hernia repair. https://www.generalsurgerynews.com/Digital-Editions/Article/07-21/July-2021-Print-Issue/64116?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=0721july

Look out for this month's print issue of General Surgery News, featuring preventing SSI in general surgery and 10 year trends in incisional hernia repair. https://www.generalsurgerynews.com/Digital-Editions/Article/07-21/July-2021-Print-Issue/64116?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=0721july

The July issue of The Surgeons’ Lounge features new technology to improve surgical outcomes.
07/26/2021
The Surgeons’ Lounge: New Technology

The July issue of The Surgeons’ Lounge features new technology to improve surgical outcomes.

Our guest expert is Rafael J. Grossmann, MD, a surgeon, an educator and a health care innovator in Bangor, Maine, who performed the first-ever live surgery using Google Glass, in June 2013.

Currently, two surgery programs in the U.S. have been leading the way on formal ergonomic education.
07/23/2021
Ergonomic Injuries in Surgery: A Quiet but Pervasive Problem

Currently, two surgery programs in the U.S. have been leading the way on formal ergonomic education.

In July 2019, Talar Tejirian, MD, had surgery to repair a herniated disk at the C5-C6 vertebrae, which provides flexibility and support to the neck. However, Dr. Tejirian’s condition soon deteriorated during the physical rehabilitation process. 

Inside the launch of the surgical palliative care society.
07/23/2021
Inside the Launch of The Surgical Palliative Care Society

Inside the launch of the surgical palliative care society.

“Our aim was to bring together a multidisciplinary group of providers and collaborate in a way that simply doesn’t exist yet. We need to support each other in normalizing both high-quality surgical and palliative care in employment opportunities and in daily practice.”

U.S.-based general surgeons (including general surgical subspecialties) in active practice qualify for a free print subs...
07/22/2021
New Subscription - General Surgery News

U.S.-based general surgeons (including general surgical subspecialties) in active practice qualify for a free print subscription for General Surgery News. Get yours here:

General Surgery News is a monthly newspaper designed to keep general surgeons abreast of the latest developments in the field. The publication features extensive meeting coverage, analysis of journal articles, educational reviews, and information on new drugs and products.

A proportion of stage pT1b-pT2a melanoma patients could potentially avoid sentinel lymph node biopsy.
07/22/2021
Study Suggests Which Melanoma Patients May Avoid Sentinel Node Biopsy

A proportion of stage pT1b-pT2a melanoma patients could potentially avoid sentinel lymph node biopsy.

Most patients with newly diagnosed melanoma undergo a sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), in which the sentinel lymph nodes are removed and examined to find whether the cancer has spread beyond the skin.

Look out for this month's print issue of General Surgery News, featuring preventing SSI in general surgery and 10 year t...
07/22/2021

Look out for this month's print issue of General Surgery News, featuring preventing SSI in general surgery and 10 year trends in incisional hernia repair.
https://www.generalsurgerynews.com/Digital-Editions/Article/07-21/July-2021-Print-Issue/64116?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=0721july

Look out for this month's print issue of General Surgery News, featuring preventing SSI in general surgery and 10 year trends in incisional hernia repair.
https://www.generalsurgerynews.com/Digital-Editions/Article/07-21/July-2021-Print-Issue/64116?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=0721july

Journal Watch: Diverticulitis, hernia mesh and gallstone extraction.
07/21/2021
Journal Watch: Diverticulitis, Hernia Mesh and Gallstone Extraction

Journal Watch: Diverticulitis, hernia mesh and gallstone extraction.

Results from the LASER trial evaluating patient quality of life with elective colectomy versus conservative management for diverticulitis and the PRICE trial assessing the use of synthetic versus biological mesh for repair of clean and contaminated ventral hernias.

The July issue of General Surgery News is now available to read online.
07/21/2021
July 2021 Print Issue

The July issue of General Surgery News is now available to read online.

The July issue of GSN is now available online.

A 2017 analysis found that most #surgeons experience pain in the back, neck and hands, and almost 28% reported an injury...
07/20/2021
Ergonomic Injuries in Surgery: A Quiet but Pervasive Problem

A 2017 analysis found that most #surgeons experience pain in the back, neck and hands, and almost 28% reported an injury or a chronic condition.

In July 2019, Talar Tejirian, MD, had surgery to repair a herniated disk at the C5-C6 vertebrae, which provides flexibility and support to the neck. However, Dr. Tejirian’s condition soon deteriorated during the physical rehabilitation process. 

The costs associated with robotic diaphragmatic hernia repair may outweigh any potential clinical benefits compared with...
07/20/2021
Benefits of Robotic Hernia Repair May Not Outweigh Costs, Study Finds

The costs associated with robotic diaphragmatic hernia repair may outweigh any potential clinical benefits compared with laparoscopic surgery.

A recently published study has found that the costs associated with robotic diaphragmatic hernia repair may outweigh any potential clinical benefits compared with laparoscopic surgery. The findings add interesting context to ongoing discussions about the increased role of technology in surgical proc...

Roux-en-Y or one-anastomosis gastric bypass: Which is the better bariatric treatment?
07/19/2021
Roux-en-Y or One-Anastomosis Gastric Bypass: Which Is the Better Bariatric Treatment?

Roux-en-Y or one-anastomosis gastric bypass: Which is the better bariatric treatment?

This is not a new debate in the United States. It has been going on for more than 20 years, ever since the mini gastric bypass was first introduced. At first, it was a political battle and not based on legitimate data, but hopefully time has changed all that. 

“Our aim was to bring together a multidisciplinary group of providers, not just surgeons, at all levels of training and ...
07/19/2021
Inside the Launch of The Surgical Palliative Care Society

“Our aim was to bring together a multidisciplinary group of providers, not just surgeons, at all levels of training and collaborate in a way that simply doesn’t exist yet.” Pringl Miller, MD, FACS.

“Our aim was to bring together a multidisciplinary group of providers and collaborate in a way that simply doesn’t exist yet. We need to support each other in normalizing both high-quality surgical and palliative care in employment opportunities and in daily practice.”

A smart surgical stapler: advantages of full-powered functionality.
07/16/2021
A Smart Surgical Stapler: Advantages of Full-Powered Functionality

A smart surgical stapler: advantages of full-powered functionality.

Surgical staplers continue to evolve, and the more sophisticated devices are notable for their consistency in delivering well-formed and reliable staple lines. In this article, Andrew Wheeler, MD, discusses the advanced features of the Signia

AI for surgeons: current realities, future possibilities.
07/16/2021
AI for Surgeons: Current Realities, Future Possibilities

AI for surgeons: current realities, future possibilities.

In 2014, researchers at Stanford University’s Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, began evaluating machine learning algorithms to identify patients at risk for PAD. Machine learning algorithms—mathematical tools that help make sense of data—learn from experience. In other w...

Thirty-three percent of patients admitted with community-onset CDI were discharged from the same hospital within the pre...
07/15/2021
One-Third of Community-Onset C. diff Cases Discharged From Same Hospital

Thirty-three percent of patients admitted with community-onset CDI were discharged from the same hospital within the previous three months.

Thirty-three percent of patients admitted with community-onset Clostridioides difficile infection were discharged from the same hospital within the previous three months, according to the CDC.

Use of stool-based tests in younger people may reduce the incidence of #colorectalcancer and save lives.
07/14/2021
Model Finds Stool Tests Key to Lowering CRC Screening Age

Use of stool-based tests in younger people may reduce the incidence of #colorectalcancer and save lives.

Adding to the growing body of research that supports initiating screening for colorectal cancer at 45 years of age, a new modeling study suggests that use of stool-based tests in younger people could reduce the incidence of the disease and save lives, even when adherence is less than perfect.

When it comes to the safety of #surgery following SARS-CoV-2 infection, timing matters.
07/13/2021
Timing of Operations for COVID-19 Patients Associated With Mortality

When it comes to the safety of #surgery following SARS-CoV-2 infection, timing matters.

One of the most ambitious international research efforts ever undertaken has concluded that timing matters when it comes to the safety of surgery following SARS-CoV-2 infection.

In 2014, researchers at Stanford University’s Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, began evaluating machine learn...
07/12/2021
AI for Surgeons: Current Realities, Future Possibilities

In 2014, researchers at Stanford University’s Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, began evaluating machine learning algorithms to identify patients at risk for PAD.

In 2014, researchers at Stanford University’s Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, began evaluating machine learning algorithms to identify patients at risk for PAD. Machine learning algorithms—mathematical tools that help make sense of data—learn from experience. In other w...

Use of stool-based tests in younger people may reduce the incidence of #colorectalcancer and save lives.
07/12/2021
Model Finds Stool Tests Key to Lowering CRC Screening Age

Use of stool-based tests in younger people may reduce the incidence of #colorectalcancer and save lives.

Adding to the growing body of research that supports initiating screening for colorectal cancer at 45 years of age, a new modeling study suggests that use of stool-based tests in younger people could reduce the incidence of the disease and save lives, even when adherence is less than perfect.

In 2014, researchers at Stanford University’s Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, began evaluating machine learn...
07/08/2021
AI for Surgeons: Current Realities, Future Possibilities

In 2014, researchers at Stanford University’s Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, began evaluating machine learning algorithms to identify patients at risk for PAD.

In 2014, researchers at Stanford University’s Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, began evaluating machine learning algorithms to identify patients at risk for PAD. Machine learning algorithms—mathematical tools that help make sense of data—learn from experience. In other w...

Chemotherapy plus surgery nearly doubles survival in pancreatic cancer.
07/08/2021
Chemo Plus Surgery Nearly Doubles Survival in Pancreatic Cancer

Chemotherapy plus surgery nearly doubles survival in pancreatic cancer.

Surgical oncologists can extend the lives of patients with stage II pancreatic cancer by taking an aggressive multimodality treatment approach and opting for neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by resection.

Best-Read in June: A response to ‘guidelines for avoiding bile duct injury: beware.’
07/08/2021
A Response to ‘Guidelines for Avoiding Bile Duct Injury: Beware’

Best-Read in June: A response to ‘guidelines for avoiding bile duct injury: beware.’

We wish to respond to The Great Debate between Drs. Guy Voeller and Leo Gordon (April 2021) in follow-up to the prior debate on the role of intraoperative cholangiography (IOC)/imaging during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (December 2020).

A smart surgical stapler: advantages of full-powered functionality.
07/07/2021
A Smart Surgical Stapler: Advantages of Full-Powered Functionality

A smart surgical stapler: advantages of full-powered functionality.

Surgical staplers continue to evolve, and the more sophisticated devices are notable for their consistency in delivering well-formed and reliable staple lines. In this article, Andrew Wheeler, MD, discusses the advanced features of the Signia

Best-Read in June: Study highlights 10-year trends in incisional hernia repair.
07/07/2021
Study Highlights 10-Year Trends in Incisional Hernia Repair

Best-Read in June: Study highlights 10-year trends in incisional hernia repair.

Over the past decade for incisional hernia repair, there has been a significant decrease in laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) and a corresponding increase in open sublay mesh repair.

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August 2018. volume 45.Number8 Hernia Society Spotlights Ongoing Disparities In Surgical Care! By Christina Frangou. Miami 1977. THE 80'S, 90'S WHEN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS WAS LIKE RAIN POURING CONTINUOUSLY! I HAVE SEEN OBGYN QUITE THE PRACTICE, COULD NOT AFFORD THE PREMIUM, SAME AS SURGEONS. NEVER TAKE IN CONSIDERATIONS ABUSIVE PATIENTS, POOR COMPLIANCE OR NO COMPLIANCE AT ALL. THE MOST DEMANDING & DIFFICULT TO HANDLE PATIENTS ARE THE ONE WITHOUT INSURANCE, NOT WILLING TO PAY ALTHOUGH THEY ARE EMPLOYED. THE SENIORS ARE THE HONEST & GOOD PATIENTS! EX. LATELY, A PATIENT WITHOUT INSURANCE, UNEMPLOYED HAD AN APPENDECTOMY ( DIFFICULT ONE WORSE THAN RETROCECAL) AFTER 4 DAYS CALLED THE OFFICE FOR PAIN MEDICATION, HE WAS GIVEN OXYCODONE DURING HIS DISCHARGE." THAT PAIN MEDICATION IS NO GOOD", BUT THAT IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST PAIN MEDICATION. OUR DOCTOR IS NOT IN YOU NEED TO GO TO THE ER. 'I'll HAVE MY LAWYER CALL YOU". THIS IS COMMON OCCURRENCE AMONG NON- PAYING PATIENTS(EA). THERE IS NO GUIDELINE OUT THERE HOW TO HANDLE THESE TYPE OF PATIENTS WITH OFFENSIVE THREATENING BEHAVIOR OTHER THAN TO REFUSE TAKING CARE OF THEM! THANK GOD THERE ARE ER & MANY DOCTORS!
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http://www.generalsurgerynews.com/In-the-News/Article/08-17/Enhanced-Recovery-and-Minimally-Invasive-Surgery-Synergy-or-Redundancy-/42139#toggleCmts As a provider (non-surgeon) and patient (esophagectomy for Achalasia), I must ask, why isn't every surgery ERAS or fast track? For that matter, why isn't all medicine "precision" medicine? Shouldn't we be precise with all our patients and shouldn't all our procedures be performed with enhanced recovery in mind? As one who has made an incredible recovery from a horrible operation (clips were left by the surgeon who performed a Heller myotomy 4 years prior), I can tell you that choosing the right surgeon for his surgical skills was paramount. Yet, neither preparation nor recovery from surgery were in his wheel house. The surgical preparation and recovery processes were performed with personal knowledge (and many consults with experts in the field) using all available tools including proper exercise both to prepare and recover ("therapy"), meditation, diet, acupuncture, IV Vitamins, and nutritional blood work to determine deficiencies. When I recommend to my patients that they discuss surgical preparation and recovery with their surgeon, they are met with disapproval and scorn. Given that my area is sports medicine, I can tell you from working with Olympic and professional athletes, this is very important to them. I would love to hear from surgeons regarding this issue. There is a whole world out there that can help your patients.