Nutrition and the Perioperative Patient
Proper nutrition before and after an operation should be one of the most common topics of concern for surgeons and their patients. On this episode of The Recovery Room, host Dr. Rick Greene interviews John M. Daly, MD, FACS, and Arlet G. Kurkchubasche, MD, FACS, about patient education and surgeons’ approaches to nutrition as part of the process for treating surgical patients.
April 8, 2016
Mission to Heal
The need for surgical care around the world has continued to rise over the last decade, and socioeconomic disparities persist in the United States as well. But with advances in transportation and increased use of social media, more surgeons and surgical trainees are volunteering to bring surgical care to those who need it.
In this episode of The Recovery Room, host Dr. Rick Greene speaks with Glenn Geelhoed, MD, FACS, a professor of surgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, and the founder of Mission to Heal, a nonprofit global medical missions agency.
November 10, 2015
Operation Giving Back
In order to help surgeons provide care to some of the most vulnerable populations in the world, the American College of Surgeons established its surgical volunteerism program, Operation Giving Back (OGB), in 2004. OGB directs surgeons to volunteer opportunities through a network of partner organizations.
In this episode, host Dr. Rick Greene speaks with the new OGB Director, Girma Tefera, MD, FACS, about his plans for the organization to succeed and how interested surgeons can get involved.
October 1, 2015
Children and Bariatric Surgery
Approximately 17 percent of the pediatric and adolescent populations are considered obese.1 Obesity in children is related to other maladies including diabetes, hypertension, liver disease and cardiac ailments. Weight loss surgical procedures have been shown to be effective and can reduce the associated illnesses brought on by obesity in adults. But should these same strategies also be used to treat obesity in children? In this episode of The Recovery Room, host Dr. Rick Greene addresses these issues with guest Marc P. Michalsky, MD, FACS, director of bariatric surgery and surgical director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH.
1 Feldstein AE, Patton-Ku D, Boutelle KN. Obesity, Nutrition and Liver Disease in Children. Clinics in liver disease. 2014;18(1):219-231.
May 21, 2015
The Essential Relationship Between Surgeon and Pathologist
It is rare that a surgical patient ever meets his or her pathologist. Although interacting with one’s surgeon is commonplace, a patients does not often get to know the medical specialists who work behind the scenes to deliver care. In this episode of The Recovery Room, host Dr. Rick Greene speaks with two experts about the surgeon-pathologist relationship, each from the respective fields of surgery and pathology: Carolyn Compton, MD, an academic pathologist at Arizona State University, and Terry Sarantou, MD, FACS, a surgical oncologist at the Levine Cancer Institute.
March 16, 2015
Mammography Screening—Benefits and Controversies
To sort out the competing narratives around mammographic screening, episode 24 of The Recovery Room Show features two leading experts in the field. Host Dr. Rick Greene interviews Cary Kaufman, MD, FACS, and Carl D’Orsi, MD, about their approach to breast screening.
August 13, 2014
Smoking Cessation and the Surgical Patient
What are the operative risks for surgical patients who smoke cigarettes? Is quitting cold turkey the best option? Should patients be tested for nicotine prior to having an operation? In this episode of The Recovery Room, host Dr. Rick Greene speaks with two experts, Eric Skipper, MD, FACS, and Michael Rosen, MD, FACS, about their experiences in working with surgical patients who smoke.
February 26, 2014
ACS NSQIP® Surgical Risk Calculator
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) Surgical Risk Calculator is a tool that provides a better understanding of a particular patient’s risks before heading into the operating room. In this episode of The Recovery Room, host Dr. Rick Greene speaks with two surgeons who developed this tool: Clifford Y. Ko, MD, FACS, and Karl Bilimoria, MD, FACS. Drs. Ko and Bilimoria share their thoughts on the usefulness of risk calculator and how it can best serve both the patient and the surgeon.
October 31, 2013
Managing Breast Cancer in the Era of Genetic Testing
In this episode of The Recovery Room
, host Dr. Rick Greene explores questions of mastectomy vs. lumpectomy, informed consent, and other issues related to breast cancer and genetic testing with his panel of experts consisting of David R. Byrd, MD, Rebecca Nagy, MS, CGC, and Lance Stell, PhD. The episode explores the surgical, ethical, and counseling aspects of genetic testing in breast cancer treatment.
October 1, 2013
Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer
With the height of summer now here, having the knowledge of how to protect your skin from the sun is particularly important. Today, the labels on sunscreen products use terms like “broad spectrum” and boast increasingly higher SPF numbers, making the choice of the right products a challenge. Is there a difference between sunblock and sunscreen? What do the SPF numbers mean? Are tanning beds safer than direct exposure to the sun? In this episode, host Dr. Rick Greene speaks with two experts, Briana Heniford, MD, and Jeffrey Gershenwald, MD, FACS, about issues related to sun protection and skin cancer.
August 16, 2013