Is It Truly Unresectable? Vascular Surgery Options in Complex Surgical Oncology (C)

This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Meet ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements for Cancer. Learn more about ACS Accreditation/Verification Requirements.

Session Description

This session will review the management of complex surgical oncology cases that involve major vascular structures. The following vascular beds will be emphasized: head and neck tumors, such as paragangliomas, involving the carotid artery; extremity soft-tissue sarcomas involving the major extremity arteries and veins; retroperitoneal tumors adjacent to the major intra- abdominal vessels including the aorta and inferior vena cava; and pancreatic tumors involving the portal vein and mesenteric arteries. The session will also include discussion of optimal preoperative imaging, ligation versus bypass, choice of optimal conduit, and postoperative management including choice of antithrombotic agent. This session will be of interest to surgeons managing patients with a variety of benign and malignant neoplasms involving major vascular structures.

Moderator: Tam T. Huynh, MD, FACS, Houston, TX

Co-Moderator: George A. Poultsides, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA


Vascular Resections and Reconstructions during Pancreatic Surgery
Marco Del Chiaro, MD, PhD, FACS, Aurora, CO

Vascular Reconstruction during Sarcoma Resection
George A. Poultsides, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA

Vascular Considerations in Oncologic Resection
Yaron Sternbach, MD, Albany, NY

Role of Neoadjuvant Therapy in Increasing Resectability of Solid Tumor
Christina L. Roland, MD, MS, FACS, Houston, TX

Vascular Options in Neck and Genitourinary (GU) Cancers
Tam T. Huynh, MD, FACS, Houston, TX

Sponsored by the Advisory Council for Vascular Surgery

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

  • 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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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
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 relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website.

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 a activity, please report it on the evaluation.

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Faculty and Disclosures

Christina L. Roland MD, MS, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
George A. Poultsides MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Marco Del Chiaro MD, PhD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Tam T. Huynh MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Yaron Sternbach MD - 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

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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.5 credits meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.

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Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
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