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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 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 2023 scientific session features a full day focusing on the 8th Annual Congress of the International Society for Fluorescence Guided Surgery (ISFGS), under the leadership of Drs. Raul Rosenthal and Fernando Dip. Expect innovative and updated information from key leaders in the field of fluorescence guided surgery. Day two is devoted to the 20th Anniversary Surgery of the Foregut Symposium.  The return of the expert guest faculty promises the most current information and approaches to the management of bariatric and metabolic disorders.  To continue our tradition, we will feature the Robert Herrmann Annual Lecture, delivered by Han-Kwang Yang, MD, on “New Advances in Surgical Management of Gastric Cancer.”  The Walter E. Pories Annual Lecture will be delivered by Matthew Kroh, MD, on “The Role of the Endoscopic Surgeon in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.”

By Attending, You Will Be Able To:

  • Analyze new surgical treatment options for intestinal failure
  • Analyze the indications, technical pitfalls and  outcomes of anastomotic procedures
  • Demonstrate the surgical approaches to diaphragmatic and abdominal wall hernias
  • Determine 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
  • Examine the basic concept of fluorescent imaging techniques and alternative fluorescent dyes, and discuss different applications of fluorescent imaging
  • Examine the current standards for technical performance of various methods of primary bariatric procedures and what are the long-term outcomes
  • Explain the current epidemiological data and trends of gastroparesis, discuss best non-surgical treatment modalities, and analyze the outcomes of most common surgical approaches
  • Explain the 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
  • Identify technical pitfalls when repairing recurrent ventral hernias, familiarize with alternative approaches to ventral hernia repair, and review mesh utilization when performing laparoscopic vs. open repairs

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.