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Innovations in Surgery™ is a monthly series of live videoconferences (and archived webcasts) featuring nationally renowned experts and prestigious medical centers.  The goal of the series is to enable these experts to share their experiences in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery with practicing surgeons in order to enhance patient care.

Hosted by Dr. Philip Schauer, Program Director of the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, the Innovations in Surgery presentations highlight advances and controversies in minimally invasive surgery.

Executive Director

Philip Schauer

Philip R. Schauer, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic
Lerner College of Medicine
Director, Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Adrian Park

Adrian E. Park, MD, FACS

Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Professor of Surgery
Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery
Chief of General Surgery
University of Maryland Medical Center

Steven D. Wexner

Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery, Ohio State University
Clinical Professor of Surgery
University of South Florida
Chief of Staff
Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Chairman, Department of Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Florida

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education
acknowledges educational grants for partial support of these activities from: