Moderator: David H. Rothstein, MD, MS, FACS, Buffalo, NY
Co-Moderator: Shinjiro Hirose, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA

Numerous congenital conditions and other conditions that manifest during childhood require a transition of care to adult providers for long-term issues. This session will explore the transition of care from pediatric to adult surgical providers. Specific conditions to be discussed include inflammatory bowel disease and Hirschsprung disease. We will also briefly mention a range of surgically corrected congenital anomalies as further examples. Age for transition of care and methods of transitioning care will be explored, particularly with a growing trend of children’s hospitals beginning to care for older adolescent and young adult patients. This session is aimed at the pediatric and adult surgeons, with particular interest for gastrointestinal surgeons.

Presentations and Speakers

Introduction - Childhood Surgical Conditions: Transitions to Long-Term Care and Adult Providers
David H. Rothstein, MD, MS, FACS, Buffalo, NY
Shinjiro Hirose, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA

Operating on Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
Stephen E. Dolgin, MD, FACS, New Hyde Park, NY

Operating on Adults Who Have Had Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Surgery as Children
Thomas E. Read, MD, FACS, Burlington, MA

Transition of Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) to the Adult Gastroenterologist
Laurie Fishman, MD, Boston, MA

When We Inherit an Adult Patient from the Pediatric Gastroenterologist: Challenges and Opportunities
Sarah Flier, MD, Boston, MA

Surgically Corrected Congenital Anomalies: Opportunities for Improving Transition of Care from Pediatric to Adult Surgery
Jessica A. Naiditch, MD, Austin, TX

Long-Term Results and Follow-Up in Patients after Surgery for Hirschsprung Disease
Allan M. Goldstein, MD, FACS, Boston, MA