American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS212
Title: Peri-Operative Calcium Treatment after Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Date and Time of Session: Tuesday, October 18: 9:45 am - 11:15 am
Description: Both thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy have established rates of temporary and permanent hypocalcemia after surgery. Many therapeutic strategies exist to manage patient calcium levels after surgery. In this panel, experts will review published guidelines for the management of peri-operative calcium levels. More specifically, the value of pre-operative vitamin and calcium therapy will be discussed. Furthermore, intra-operative rapid parathyroid hormone assay levels will be discussed as a predictor of post-operative outcomes and how these levels may influence post-operative calcium management. Finally, cases will be presented to outline scenarios where thoughtful calcium management may prevent hypocalcemia complications.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OTO), Pediatric Surgery (PED), General Surgery (GEN)
Sponsored By:
Advisory Council for Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Program Participants:
Gregory W. Randolph, MD, FACS
Ralph P. Tufano, MD, MBA, FACS
Speaker Preoperative Vitamin D and Calcium and High Risk Gastric Bypass
Catherine F. Sinclair, MD, FRACS
Speaker Intraoperative Techniques for Parathyroid Preservation
Erin Angela Felger, MD, FACS
Speaker Autotransplantation: When, Why and How?
Joseph Scharpf, MD, FACS
Speaker Algorithms for Evaluation for Calcium and/or Parathyroid Hormone and Discharge Planning
J. Pieter Noordzij, MD
Speaker Treatment of Permanent Hypoparathyroidism
Emad Kandil, MBBCh, MBA, FACS, FACE
Question and Answer
Speaker All,