Anastomotic Leaks: Are We Getting Closer to Understanding and Preventing Them?
Anastomotic leaks are a nemesis of colorectal surgery. Despite basic training in how to prevent anastomotic leaks, performing specific maneuvers intraoperatively, and testing the anastomosis, leaks still occur. Numerous new ideas and techniques in why anastomotic leaks may occur, ways to improve assessment over clinical grounds, and improved detection and treatment are now available
Moderator: Scott R. Steele, MD, FACS, Shaker Heights, OH
Co-Moderator: Cindy J. Kin, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA
Scott R. Steele, MD, FACS, Shaker Heights, OH
The Best Thing about Leaks Is Preventing Them: Anastomotic Construction and Augmentation
Matthew F. Kalady, MD, FACS, Cleveland, OH
New Fangled Devices and Techniques: Do They Hold Any Water (or Stool?) for Preventing Leaks
Andrew A. Shelton, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA
Evaluating the Anastomosis: Past, Present, and Future
Anuradha R. Bhama, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL
Microbiome and Anastomotic Leaks—Can We Blame the Bacteria?
John C. Alverdy, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL
Patient Factors: Risk Factors or Scapegoats?
Emily V. Finlayson, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA
Detection of Leaks: Endoscopy, Radiology, and Labs
Justin A. Maykel, MD, FACS, Worcester, MA
Panel of Cases
Cindy J. Kin, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA
Sponsored by the Advisory Council for Colon and Rectal Surgery
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- Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
- Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
- Enhance the quality of patient care
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Faculty and Disclosures
Andrew A. Shelton MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Anuradha R. Bhama MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Cindy J. Kin MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Emily V. Finlayson, MD, MS, FACS - Ooney Inc: Founding Equity: Founder
John C. Alverdy, MD, FACS - Applied Medical: Stock Options: Consultant; Covira: Founder CEO; Reshape Medical: Royalties: Consultant
Justin A. Maykel, MD, FACS - Bard: Consulting Fee; Olympus: Consulting Fee
Matthew F. Kalady, MD, FACS - Biomup: Consulting Fee: Advisory Board
Scott R. Steele MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Program Committee and Disclosures
CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - Nothing to Disclosure
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Cynthia D. Downard, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY - Nothing to Disclosure
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - Nothing to Disclosure
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - Nothing to Disclosure
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - Nothing to Disclosure
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - Nothing to Disclosure
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Edith Tzeng, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - Nothing to Disclosure
Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCOSECSA(Hon), Houston, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - Nothing to Disclosure
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - Nothing to Disclosure
Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 Certificate of Completion
- 1.50 Self Assessment Credit