Daniel Albo, MD, PhD
Director, Surgical Oncology Services
Co-Leader, Colorectal Cancer Service
Georgia Regents University Cancer Center
Time and Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
12:00 PM EDT
Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery:
The Time Has Come
Continuing Education for Physicians and Nurses
This educational activity is approved for 1 contact hour. SynAptiv is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
Saxe Communications is accredited as a provider for continuing education by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider #14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing, CE Provider # 50-17032
During the past two decades, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has influenced the techniques used in nearly every surgical specialty. The benefits of reduced pain, prevention of surgical site infections, quicker return to normal function, shorter hospitalizations, and improved cosmetic results all support the increasing use of the MIS approach. Additionally, clinical research has focused on the topic of expanding the indications for minimally invasive approaches in elderly and high-risk patients, to take advantage of the shorter hospital stays and reduced surgical trauma. However, in spite of the many advantages, adoption of MIS for certain surgeries continues to lag. The prolonged learning curve for most surgeons is a primary factor for the low adoption rate in the US. This is particularly true for colorectal and abdominal surgeries. This webinar series has been created to provide surgeons and healthcare professionals with evidence-based continuing education to help enhance the wide spread adoption of MIS techniques.
Supported by an educational grant from Applied Medical
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