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The 18th Surgery of the Foregut Symposium at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As in previous years, a “first-class” group of world renowned gastrointestinal surgeons, gastroenterologists and oncologists have been invited to share their expertise and updates on the most recent technological and therapeutic advances in this steadily evolving field. Since 1999, this 5 days course has become one of the most prestigious forums in the field of foregut surgery with attendees and faculty travelling from around the globe.

The 2019 scientific session will feature a full day presenting the 6th International Conference on Fluorescent Guided Imaging Surgery, under the leadership of Dr. Takeaki Ishizawa from Tokyo, Japan. This is one of the most fascinating and promising developments in the field of surgery. The second day will be devoted to foregut surgical management. On the 3rd and 4th day, the scientific sessions will concentrate on the most recent advances, controversies and developments in the field of Bariatric and Metabolic surgery including a full day on single anastomotic procedures. To continue our tradition, we will feature the Robert Herrmann MD Annual Lecture that will be delivered by Horacio Asburn, MD, on “Current Trends in Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery”, and the Walter E. Pories MD, Annual Lecture delivered by Michel Gagner, MD on the “Can a PEG for Feeding Purposes, Treat Weight Loss in Severely Obese Subjects? Seriously?” In addition, and back to popular demand, we will host a fifth day of Live Surgery that will be presented at the David Jagelman Conference Center at the Cleveland Clinic Florida campus in, Weston.

By Attending, You Will Be Able To:

Improve Your Knowledge To:

  • Analyze new endoscopic treatment modalities, and review perooral poloromyotomy as a new approach to agstroparesis
  • Discuss how to recognize hiatal hernias, review technique of recurrent hiatal hernias repair using bared sutures, and present complications of repair
  • Evaluate new approaches to Foregut disorders, analyze new techniques, and present technical pitfalls of re-operative foregut surgery
  • Identify technical pitfalls when repairing recurrent ventral hernias, familiarize with alternative approaches toventral hernia repair, and review mesh utilization when performing laparoscopic vs. open repairs
  • Present most common re-operative approaches, technical pitfalls of re-operative surgery of the pancreas and biliary tree and discuss how to identify and manage most frequent complications
  • Present the current epidemiological data and tends of Gastroparesis, discuss best non-surgical treatment modalities, and analyze the outcomes of most common surgical approaches
  • Provide the audience with surgical approaches to esophageal and gastric cancer, distinguish treatment modalities based on pathological exam, and discuss outcomes and oncological approaches
  • Review the basic concept of fluorescent imaging techniques and alternative fluorescent dyes, and discuss different applications of fluorescent imaging
  • Review the current standards for technical performance of various methods of primary bariatric procedures and what are the long-term outcomes
  • Review the indications, technical pitfalls and outcomes of single anastomotic procedure’s

Who Should Attend?

Physicians, surgeons, fellows, residents, nurses, and allied health professionals in the fields of fluorescence guided surgery, esophagus and diaphragm surgery, surgical endoscopy, general surgery, hepato-pancreatic and biliary surgery, as well as laparoscopic and bariatric surgery.

Endorsed by: ISFGS, IFSO, and The South Florida Chapter of American College of Surgeons