Star Tribune reports on University of Minnesota Medical School Simulation Programs, headed by SLS President Robert M. Sweet, MD, is using simulation to help perfect residents' surgical technique: http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/234908871.html
Author James C. “Butch” Rosser, Jr. MD, FACS, Editors Robyn Gardner, MHE, PA-C, Warren Strutt, MD, and Jerome Murray, in association with the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and The Stealth Learning Company are proud to announce the release of The Top Gun Electronic Book Series for Intracorporeal Suturing, now available through the iTunes iBookstore for your iPad.
As a freelance writer, I came to Minimally Invasive Surgery Week (Reston, VA, August 28–31) with an agenda. My basic goal was to interview at least 25 surgeons and get their take on where robotics was heading.
Interdisciplinary Laparoscopic News From the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy by Anja
Herrmann, Rudy Leon De Wilde Professor and Head of Department of
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology, PIUS Clinic, Carl-von-Ossietzky-University
Oldenburg, Germany (Rudy Leon De Wilde)
At the last
congress of the ESGE, held in September 2012 in Paris, a broad spectrum of
gynecological topics were presented containing a variety of presentations which
could be of interest to laparoscopic surgeons of other specialties as well.
Laparoscopy continues to proliferate in
volume and complexity in many
hospitals all over the world. Despite the fact that the advantages of minimally
invasive surgery are well known among surgeons, laparoscopy is still not implemented
in all hospitals especially in the case of complex procedures.
Interdisciplinary Laparoscopic News From the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy by Anja Hirschelmann and Rudy Leon De Wilde Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology, PIUS Clinic, Oldenburg, Germany (Rudy Leon De Wilde)
As obesity is increasing, it is important to investigate its impact on complications in laparoscopic surgery. In basic and advanced laparoscopic gynecologic procedures, no significant differences between normal-weight, pre-obese and obese women were found in terms of laparotomy conversion rate, intraoperative and postoperative complications. Therefore, obese women do not seem to be at a higher risk of complications during laparoscopic surgery [1–3].
The next major step forward in imaging technologies in the operating room could be cinematographic 3D.
Consensus Development Conference of the Società Italiana di Chirurgia Endoscopica e Nuove Tecnologie (SICE); Associazione Chirurghi Ospedalieri Italiani (ACOI); Società Italiana di Chirurgia (SIC); Società Italiana di Chirurgia d'Urgenza e del Trauma (SICUT); Società Italiana di Chirurgia nell’Ospedalità Privata (SICOP); and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
by Ferdinando Agresta, MD, Board Member - Italian Society of Endoscopic Surgery On the behalf of the members of the panel and the societies involved in the Consensus
More than five years have passed since the EAES published guidelines on emergency laparoscopy (Laparoscopy for abdominal emergencies: evidence-based guidelines of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery.Surg Endosc. 2006;20(1):14-29. Epub 2005 Oct 24). In January 2010, the SICE Scientific and Educational Committee, affiliated with the EAES, had the idea to revisit the clinical recommendations for the role of laparoscopy in adult abdominal emergencies with the intent being to update the EAES indications and to supplement the existing guidelines on specific diseases.
A Critical Appraisal of Robotic Surgery in Light of Current Experience presented in the Turkish - German Gynecology Congress by Cihat ÜNLÜ President of the Turkish - German Gynecological Foundation
The integration of robotic surgery for routine use in gynecological surgeries, its advantages, disadvantages and cumulating experience on complications was one of the hot topics at the IX Congress of the Turkish German Gynecological Foundation held in Antalya-Turkey, May 4 - 8, 2011. Robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery has the potential to revolutionize the existing standards of the gynecological surgical procedures, especially the oncological interventions, both by greatly reducing postoperative morbidity and by preservation of the radicality and principles of oncological surgery.
First Multidisciplinary Meeting for MIS in Colombia Report of the First Combined Congress between the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) and the Colombian Federation of Associations of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FECOLSOG) by Gustavo Stringel, MD, MBA
The Congreso Satélite - Society of Laparoendscopic Surgeons (SLS) II Congreso Colombiano de Endoscopia Ginecológica was held in Cartagena, Colombia from June 1-4, 2011.
This was the first combined Congress between SLS and the Colombian Gynecology and Obstetrics Society. It was organized by Dr. Juan Diego Villegas, President of the Congress, and Dr. Rafael Padron Burgos, President of the Colombian Gynecology and Obstetrics Federation (FECOLSOG). This was the first multidisciplinary meeting for our Colombian colleagues.
Now in it's 3rd edition with over 70 chapters (15 more than the previous edition), Prevention and Management of Laparoendoscopic Surgical Complications comprehensively covers the techniques of minimally invasive surgery for general, endourological, and gyncecological surgeons. From port placement and anatomical landmarks to pediatrics and simulation, this book covers the basics and beyond. Not only will readers learn how to best prepare patients for surgery but also how to warm up and prepare themselves.
PLUS, in keeping with SLS' endeavors to improve patient outcome around the world, this book will be accessible via the SLS website! Keep an eye out for the official launch of the 3rd edition in coming weeks!