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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Technology for general surgery is constantly evolving. This course will provide an interactive and comprehensive experience focusing on management and treatment options from a general surgical perspective. The goal of the Cleveland Clinic presents Updates in General Surgery is to provide an atmosphere to foster collaboration, innovation and sharing a cost-effective diagnostic approach for patients with complex general surgery cases involving hernia, oncology and HPB, as well as endocrine, colorectal and foregut surgery. We will cover what is new in enhanced recovery protocols and offer interactive sessions consisting of cases and questions and answers. American Board of Surgery (ABS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) self-assessment credits will be offered.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

After completing this educational activity, the participant will be able to do the following:

  • Describe the management of common general surgery emergency cases
  • Describe the indications and contraindications for managing various cases of ventral and inguinal hernia repairs.
  • Discuss evidence-based and cost-effective diagnostic approach for patients with common benign and malignant colorectal cases.
  • Rationalize patient management and treatment options for patients with breast disease, soft tissue and endocrine tumors.
  • Identify treatment options for patients with paraesophageal hernias, and biliary and pancreatic diseases
  • Review and provide update on current enhanced recovery protocols.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This interactive, comprehensive event is designed for general surgeons.