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

Session Code: PS322
Title: Gastrointestinal (GI) Robotic Surgery: State of the Art or Hype?
Date and Time of Session: Wednesday, October 25: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: San Diego Convention Center - Room: 6B
Description: Robotic surgery has been marketed as a cutting edge advance in technology and the next generation of robots is now upon us. Despite its burgeoning use and media appeal, there is not consensus as to its advantages over other approaches in many areas. In fact, there are concerns for increased morbidity and mortality associated with robots. Surgical educators are divided on the necessity and practicality of resident training in robotic surgery. Likewise, educators are chagrined by the prospect of surgeons who are dependent on the robot. This panel will assess the outcomes, safety and value of robotic surgery and where it fits in the framework of surgical education. THIS SESSION WILL NO LONGER OFFER SELF-ASSESSMENT CREDIT.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Track:
General Surgery (GEN), Education / Outcomes & Safety (EDU), Colon and Rectal Surgery (CRS)
Sponsored By:
Advisory Council for General Surgery, Advisory Council for Colon and Rectal Surgery
Program Participants:
Moderator
Annabel Elizabeth Barber, MD FACS
Co-Moderator
Konstantin Umanskiy, MD, FACS
Speaker Introduction
Annabel Elizabeth Barber, MD FACS
Speaker Robotic Heller and Reflux Surgery
Rasa Zarnegar, MD, FACS
Speaker Foregut
John Clarence Lipham, MD FACS
Speaker Robotics in Colorectal Surgery
Brian Lim Bello, MD FACS FASCRS
Speaker Robotics in Pancreatic and Hepatobilliary Surgery
Amer Harran Zureikat, MD FACS
Panel Discussion