The Ifs, Ands, and BUTTs of Colorectal Surgery

In this presentation, Dr. Atif Iqbal, Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, discusses the field of colorectal surgey. He highlights some of the reasons that colorectal surgery is anatomically and technically challenging, and why colorectal surgery appears to be associated with poor quality of care. Dr. Iqbal describes advances in surgical techniques as well as perioperative care strategies and protocols that have led to improved patient outcomes in other programs.

Target Audience

This CME/CE activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, residents, fellows, and community providers.

Faculty and trainees within the Department of Medicine who are involved in the care of patients need to be regularly updated with the recent advances and guidelines in the fields of internal medicine and quality improvement to increase clinical knowledge, and to implement the advances and guidelines in clinical practice to enhance the quality of patient care and outcomes.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the fundamental concepts of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) protocols and their effects on outcomes.

  • Discuss the role of robotic surgery in colorectal surgery.

  • Explain the concept of Rectal Cancer “Centers of Excellence.”

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
09/01/2019
Course expires: 
09/30/2021
Rating: 
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John Goss, M.D., Planning Committee Member

Professor and Chief

Department of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Transplantation

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

 

Scott LeMaire, M.D., Planning Committee Member

Professor

Department of Surgery, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Disclosure: Research support: Terumo Aortic, WL Gore and Associates, CytoSorbants; Intellectual property: Blackwell Publishing, Wiley Publishing; Advisory committee membership: Biom'up; Consultancy: Terumo Aortic.

 

Todd Rosengart, M.D., Planning Committee Member

Professor and Chair

Department of Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

 

Shawn Stafford, M.D., Contributor

Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

 

James Suliburk, M.D., Planning Committee Member

Associate Professor and Chief

Department of Surgery, Section of Endocrine Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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