Innovations in Surgery
Transanal Colo-Rectal Endoscopic
Surgery (TACRES) Ta TME in
Rectal Cancer by Cecil Approach
Release Date: April 29, 2016
Expiration Date: April 29, 2018
Estimated Time of Completion: 45 minutes
Innovations in Surgery is a series of CME-certified webcasts that allow participants to view prerecorded demonstrations and discussions of new and innovative minimally invasive procedures, devices, and techniques. The monthly series of archived webcasts features presentations by and discussions with nationally renowned experts at prestigious medical centers.
Transanal Colo-Rectal Endoscopic Surgery (TACRES) Ta TME in Rectal Cancer by Cecil Approach webcast highlights the advantages, landmarks, and results of this new procedure.
- Highlight the main advantages of this new procedure, particularly in patient and tumoral characteristics.
- Identify the landmarks to follow during the procedure.
- Review the actual results which confirm the feasibility of the procedure.
These activities are directed to practicing surgeons and other health practitioners who care for patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.
Activity Directors and Faculty
Activity Director and Moderator
Philip R. Schauer, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Director, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery
Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute
Adrian Park, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCS(ECSA)
Chair, Department of Surgery
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Steven Wexner, MD, FACS
Chief Academic Officer
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Professor and Chair
Department of Colorectal Surgery
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine
Affiliate Dean for Clinical Education
Florida International University College of Medicine
Antonio M. Lacy, MD, FASCRS (Hon)
Chief, Gastrointestinal Surgery
Institute of Digestive and Metabolic Diseases
Hospital Clínic, Barcelona
Professor of Surgery
School of Medicine of the University of Barcelona
President, Barcelona International Medical Academy
The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.
In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.
The following faculty have indicated that they may have a relationship which, in the context of their presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:
|Philip R. Schauer, MD, FACS|
|Ethicon Endosurgery, Inc.||Consulting; Research Grant|
|Medtronic; Pacira Pharmaceutical||Research Grant|
|Surgiquest||Ownership interest (stock, stock options)|
|Steven Wexner, MD|
|Asana Medical; Intuitive Surgical; Unique Surgical Innovations LLC||Ownership interest (stock, stock options)|
|Brace Pharmaceuticals; CRH Medical; CareFusion; EZ Surgical; Edwards LifeSciences; GI View, Ltd; Incontinence Devices, Inc.; Mederi Therapeutics; Medtronic; Neatstitch; Novadaq; Novadaq Technologies; Pacira Pharmaceutical; Precision Therapeutics||Consulting|
|Covidien||Intellectual property rights (Royalties or patent sales)|
|Johnson and Johnson; Karl Storz Endoscopy America, Inc.||Consulting; Intellectual property rights (Royalties or patent sales)|
|LifeBond||Consulting; Ownership interest (stock, stock options)|
|novoGI||Intellectual property rights (Royalties or patent sales); Ownership interest (stock, stock options)|
The following faculty have indicated that they have no relationship which, in the context of their presentation, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:
Antonio M. Lacy, MD
Adrian E. Park, MD, FACS
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education acknowledges educational grants for partial support of this activity from:
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
This CME activity was produced by Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and
Cleveland Clinic Simulation and Advanced Skills Center.