Essential information for all surgeons and trainees
In the Surgical Readings from SRGS podcast, Frederick “Rick” L. Greene, MD, FACS, talks to the editors and experts featured in Selected Readings in General Surgery, an ACS publication that highlights highly relevant and practice-changing information from the world’s most prominent medical journals. In each episode, Dr. Greene and his guests will talk about key takeaways and insights from various articles and offer perspectives on how this information will affect care for the surgical patient. Talk about the podcast on social media using #SurgicalReadings.
In a continuing series focused on vascular surgery, host Rick Greene, MD, FACS, talks to vascular surgeon Marie L. Crandall MD, MPH, FACS, about venous thromboembolism. “The timing of VTE prophylaxis after neurosurgical intervention for TBI can be challenging. However, this JAMA Surg retrospective cohort study demonstrated that prophylaxis before 72 hours was associated with greater risk of reintervention and mortality and after 72 hours was associated with greater risk of VTE but not mortality. This suggests that perhaps 3 days would be safest balance for most patients after neurosurgical intervention for TBI,” said Dr. Crandall.
In a continuing series focused on vascular surgery, host Rick Greene, MD, FACS, talks to vascular surgeon Britt Tonnessen, MD, FACS, about carotid occlusive disease and peripheral arterial disease.
Host Rick Greene, MD, FACS, joins vascular surgeon Girma Tefera, MD, FACS, in a discussion of aortic aneurysm disease, reviewing current screening guidelines, disease etiology, and the impact of cigarette smoking on disease progression. The conversation also addresses aortic aneurysm disease’s epidemiology, aneurysm definitions and classifications, and current modalities of treatment, including open surgical and endovascular approaches and their outcomes.
In this episode, SRGS Editor Lewis Flint, MD, FACS, talks with Rachel Kelz, MD, FACS, and Lauren Krumeich, MD, both from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, about the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease, including the use of telehealth and the effect of gastric bypass surgery on patients with thyroid issues. They also discuss innovative treatments for thyroid cancer and preoperative management of pheochromocytoma.
Host Rick Greene, MD, FACS, continues his conversation with Sandra Kavalukas, MD, about colorectal disease, including important concepts for treating anal fissures, Ogilvie syndrome, parastomal hernias, and malignancy of the colon, rectum, and anus. Dr. Kavalukas is a colorectal surgeon from the University of Louisville Medical Center.
In the inaugural episode of this podcast series, Rick Greene, MD, FACS, interviews Sandra Kavalukas, MD, a colorectal surgeon from the University of Louisville Medical Center about the management of perirectal abscess and diverticular disease, the use of fiber supplements, and the importance of engaging patients in informed decision-making.
Frederick “Rick” L. Greene, MD, FACS, is a renowned author, editor, and expert in surgical oncology. He is the medical director of the Cancer Data Registry at the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC. He has served the ACS in numerous leadership roles, including as First Vice-President (2010-2011), Governor, and on the Commission on Cancer (CoC).
The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the participants and not necessarily that of the ACS.