FOREGUT Learning Theme

25.5% (n=354) of 2015 annual meeting attendees chose the Foregut learning theme.

Of 2015 annual meeting attendees interested in the Foregut learning theme, 12% (n=197) wanted to increase their ability to identify patients who will benefit from laparoscopic repair of recurrent hiatal hernia and articulate the critical components of this procedure. At three-month follow-up, 31% of those responding (n=64) reported inability to fully implement the intended practice change.

Of 2015 annual meeting attendees interested in the Foregut learning theme, 10% (n=170) wanted to increase their use of techniques such as gastric reduction, hiatal closure, obtaining intra-abdominal length, etc. to decrease hernia recurrence. At three-month follow-up, 24.5% of those responding (n=49) reported inability to fully implement the intended practice change.

Of 2015 annual meeting attendees interested in the Foregut learning theme, 9% (n=149) wanted to improve the quality of their perioperative management of patients with paraesophageal hernia. At three-month follow-up, 29% of those responding (n=59) reported inability to fully implement the intended practice change.

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