2023 VBE Webinar Series - Challenging and Unusual Problems in Surgery

The Video Based Education Webinar Series feature surgical videos by surgeons showcasing surgical procedures and current subjects across the spectrum of surgical practice. Each video has been reviewed by the ACS Video Based Education Committee for quality and content. These videos will expose surgeons to common and uncommon surgical operations and conditions. 

In this session, we will share the following video presentations:

  • Laparoscopic Repair of Incarcerated Hiatal Hernia after Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  • Transdiaphragmatic Intercostal Hernia A Rare Life-threatening Hernia A Challenge to Fix
  • Erosion of Pelvic Hardware into the Colon
  • Small Bowel Transplant after Catastrophic Complication of Bariatric Surgery
  • Supra-diaphragmatic Origin of Celiac Trunk Leading to Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome with SMA Involvement
  • Diaphragm Hernia Repair Secondary to LVAD

Target Audience

  • Practicing Surgeons
  • Residents
  • Medical Students

Learning Objectives

During the course, learners will:

  • Identify pathophysiology of median arcuate ligament syndrome
  • Distinguish treatment options for short gut syndrome
  • Explain the proper laparoscopic repair techniques for incarcerated hiatal hernias


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

Ineligible company

The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

Speaker and Moderator Disclosures

Patrick R. Reardon, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Dana A. Telem, MD, MPH, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Fernanda B. Giacomelli - Nothing to disclose
Ivy N. Haskins, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Meghana Kashyap, MD - Nothing to disclose
Vishal M. Kothari, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Francisco D.S. Collet E Silva, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Ivo G. Tzvetanov, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose

Video-based Education Committee Disclosures

Adam J. Doyle, MD, FACS  -  Nothing to disclose
Adi Katz, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Andrew S. Wright, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Angela Kokkosis, MD, FACS -  Nothing to disclose
Alisa M. Coker, MD, FACS - Intuitive Surgical: Honorarium: Teacher, Intuitive Surgical: Consultant: Honorarium, Intuitive Surgical: Speaker: Honorarium
Ankit D. Patel, MD, FACS -  Nothing to disclose
Barnard J. Palmer, MD, FACS -  Nothing to disclose
Brian P. Jacob, MD, FACS - International Hernia Collaboration: Equity: Founder, Medtronic: Honorarium/Grant for Meeting: Education
Brian R. Davis, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Christopher Kalmar, MD -   Nothing to disclose
Dana A. Telem, MD, MPH, FACS - Medtronic: Research Funding: Study PI
David J. Rowe, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Flavio G. Rocha, MD, FACS - Medtronic: Honorarium: Teacher, Astra Zeneca: Honorarium: Advisory Board, Oncosil: Honorarium: Consultant
Gustavo G. Fernandez-Ranvier, MD, PhD, FACS -  Nothing to disclose
Imran Hassan, MBBS, FACS - Nothing to disclose
J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS - Becton Dickinson/CR Bard: Honoraria, Grant: Consultant, Investigator, Medtronic: Consulting Honorarium: Consultant, Advanced Medical Solutions: Grant: Research PI
Jacquline M. M. Beitner, MD - Nothing to disclose
John Shuck, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Joseph Scharpf, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Laila Rashidi, MD, FACS - Intuitive Surgical: Honorarium: Teacher
Lee M. Morris, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Leslie A. Deane, MBBS, FRCSC, FACS -  Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Tse, DO -  Nothing to disclose
Manu S. Sancheti, MD, FACS -  Intuitive: Honorarium: Speaker, Surgeon Educator, Mentor
Mark E. Zafereo, MD, FACS - Eli Lilly: Research Grant Funding: PI of Clinical Trial, Merck: Research Grant Funding: PI of Clinical Trial
Matthew M. Smith, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Patrick R. Reardon, MD, FACS -  Nothing to disclose
Paul F. Rider, MD, FACS -  Trevena LLC: Consulting Fee: Consultant
Radu Apostol, DO, FACS -  Nothing to disclose
Rahila Essani, MBBS, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Ramyar Gilani, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Rockson C. Liu, MD, FACS - Intuitive Surgical: Honorarium: Proctor, BARD: Honorarium: Consultant
Rohan A. Joseph, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Roman V. Petrov, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Samir R. Pandya, MD, FACS, FAAP - Nothing to disclose
Sean J. Langenfeld, MD, FACS -   Nothing to disclose
Shamir O. Cawich, MBBS, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Sharon L. Stein, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Sharona B. Ross, MD, FACS - Intuitive Surgical: Honorarium: Consultant and Proctor, Ethicon: Consulting Fees: Consultant, Medtronic: Educational Grant: N/A
Sima P. Porten, MD, FACS - Photocure: Honorarium: Consultant, Stryker: Honorarium: Consultant, Urogen: Honorarium: Advisory Board
Stefan Scholz, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Subhashini M. Ayloo, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Toomas Anton, MD, FACS -  Nothing to disclose

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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CME Credit Claiming Information

ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLETE THE COURSE EVALUATION in order to claim a CME Certificate or a Certificate of Completion. The course evaluation will appear once you take and complete this course. The following requirements will need to be completed:

  • Review all course materials
  • Course evaluation

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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Course Fee and Registration

The following is the course fee for each category. You will be asked to register for the course and provide payment information to complete the registration process. 

  • Fellows and Affiliate MD/DO  -  $20
  • Nonmembers and Other  -  $30

Once you have completed the registration process, an email will be sent to you with the confirmation and course login information. 


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