The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery Updates in General Surgery Symposium
The aim of the symposium is to familiarize the audience with recent trends and updates in issues and procedures related to the General Surgical patient. The course will include lectures and complex case presentations/panel discussions.
At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:
• Discuss how an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocol can help improve patient outcomes
• Understand the different options for managing GERD including the pros and the cons of each approach
• Describe techniques for the surgical management of inguinal hernias including robotic repairs
• Understand the options and challenges in the surgical management of obesity in patients with organ failure
• Identify complex hernias that are not amenable to standard repair techniques
• Describe new and evolving endoscopic interventions as primary interventions and to manage complications
• Understand how to optimize patients prior to surgery to attain the best outcome
The educational objectives will be met through lectures by nationally recognized leaders in multidisciplinary areas and through interactive case presentations and panel discussions.