Archive for April, 2019
Lessons learned and next steps regarding implementing standards drawn from the principles outlined in Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety are the focus of this month’s column.
This month’s cover story describes the pioneering accomplishments of two women physicians, Louisa Garrett Anderson, MD, and Flora Murray, MD, during World War I.
Summarizes the results of quality improvement initiatives as outlined in the Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety (Red Book) at two initial sites in Kentucky.
Surgeon leaders need to educate, elevate, and energize to create a culture of diversity: An interview with Dr. Julie Freischlag
Julie Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), is the first subject of the “Profiles of Diversity” series developed by the ACS Committee on Diversity Issues.
The goals of the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™ are described, as are details regarding the academy’s inaugural induction ceremony of members in October 2018.
This month’s articles focus on metabolic surgery in private practice and how metabolic surgery procedures vary internationally.
Private practitioners played a major role in the evolution of advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery training. Academic physicians were disinterested in addressing obesity and were confronted with the distressing outcomes that followed the intestinal bypass. The private sector, with its marked surgeon autonomy and innovative mindset, was far more ready to accept early reports describing […]
Figure 13. SG with jejunoileostomy anastomosis
The correct use of modifiers 51 and 59 are explained, including case examples featuring clinical scenarios with correct coding.
Two locum tenens systems, one in Canada and one in the U.S., provide locoregional solutions for rural surgical call coverage.
The importance of international collaboration, with an emphasis on Italian surgeons who have contributed to this movement, is highlighted.
Smoking cessation intervention trials examine potential outcome improvements for lung cancer patients.
Joint Commission reinstates individual physician mechanical thrombectomy volume eligibility requirement
Details regarding TJC’s decision to reinstate the individual mechanical thrombectomy volume eligibility requirement are summarized.
Both retrospective and prospective data are assessed to determine the quality of life outcomes for patients undergoing brachytherapy to treat prostate cancer.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of patients ages 80 or older on anticoagulants in the National Trauma Data Bank®.
At the ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit, more than 300 Advocacy Summit participants representing 47 states will meet with members of Congress and their staffs. This article briefly highlights this year’s policy priorities.
An overview of the first Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention hosted by the ACS COT February 10–11 is provided.
Nominations for the annual Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award are being accepted.
The 2019 Nominating Committee of the Board of Regents will be selecting nominees for the positions of Secretary and Treasurer of the ACS.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted its 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) to a select group of 24 accredited cancer programs throughout the U.S. The OAA designation is presented to exceptional CoC-accredited programs that have met the criteria for all seven commendation-eligible CoC standards, and have achieved compliance […]