Gaps by PG Course

2013 Foregut – Beyond GERD and Hiatal Hernia Postgraduate Course (n=208):

38.5% (n=80) reported operating on no GIST tumors or early gastric neoplasms in the preceding 3 months of practice, and another 53.8% (n=112) reported only 1-3 cases.

74.0% (n=153) reported operating on no esophageal neoplasms in the preceding 3 months of practice, and another 21.7% (n=45) reported only 1-3 cases.

12.1% (n=25) reported no hiatal hernia operations in the preceding 3 months of practice, and another

28.2% (n=58) reported only 1-3 cases.

37.7% (n=78) reported managing no cases of GERD stricture or Barrett’s esophagus in the preceding 3 months of practice, and another 39.6% (n=82) reported only 1-3 cases.

2013 Bariatric Postgraduate Course (n=149):

45.0% (n=67) reported no gastric banding operations over prior 3 months of practice, and another 30.2% (n=45) reported only 1-3 cases.

21.5% (n=32) reported no gastric sleeve operations over prior 3 months of practice, and another 10.7% (n=16) reported only 1-3 cases.

28.0% (n=44) reported no gastric bypass operations over prior 3 months of practice, and another 14.6% (n=23) reported only 1-3 cases.

93.0% (n=139) reported no gastric plication operations over prior 3 months of practice, and another 4.0% (n=6) reported only 1-3 cases.

2013 MIS Colorectal Postgraduate Course (n=165):

18.2% (n=30) reported no laparoscopic right colectomies over prior 3 months of practice, and another

37.0% (n=61) reported only 1-3 cases.

20.0% (n=33) reported no laparoscopic sigmoid resections over prior 3 months of practice, and another

36.4% (n=60) reported only 1-3 cases.

42.4% (n=70) reported no laparoscopic low anterior resections over prior 3 months of practice, and another 35.2% (n=58) reported only 1-3 cases.

2013 MIS Endocrine Postgraduate Course (n=55):

94.4% (n=51) reported no robotic thyroid operations over prior 3 months of practice, and another 3.7% (n=61) reported only 1-3 cases.

Average comfort levels were low for robotic thyroid operations at 2013 post-meeting analysis.

49.1% (n=27) reported no laparoscopic adrenal operations over prior 3 months of practice, and another 40.0% (n=22) reported only 1-3 cases.

2013 Optimizing Outcomes Ventral and Inguinal Hernia Course (n=236):

51.3% (n=121) reported no parastomal hernia repairs over prior 3 months of practice, and another 39.0% (n=92) reported only 1-3 cases.

4.7% (n=11) reported no ventral hernia repairs over prior 3 months of practice, and another 11.0% (n=26) reported only 1-3 cases.

5.9% (n=14) reported no inguinal hernia repairs over prior 3 months of practice, and another 8.1% (n=19) reported only 1-3 cases.

2013 Endoluminal Treatments Postgraduate Course (n=127):

90.6% (n=115) reported no POEM procedures over prior 3 months of practice, and another 5.5% (n=7) reported only 1-3 cases.

Average comfort levels were low for POEM at 2013 post-meeting analysis.

80.2% (n=101) reported no endoluminal treatments of GERD over prior 3 months of practice, and another

14.3% (n=18) reported only 1-3 cases.

2013 Surgical Technique for Ventral Hernias Postgraduate Course (n=235):

74.9% (n=176) reported no laparoscopic component separation operations over prior 3 months of practice, and another 18.7% (n=44) reported only 1-3 cases.

50.0% (n=117) reported no open component separation operations over prior 3 months of practice, and another 37.6% (n=88) reported only 1-3 cases.

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