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M. Boyd Gillespie, MD, MSc, FACS, performing the first Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation device implantation in South Carolina since its FDA approval in April 2014. Dr. Gillespie was assisted by otolaryngology–head and neck surgery residents and fellows wearing various types of OR attire at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Looking forward – October 2016(Comments Off on Looking forward – October 2016)

October 1, 2016

Dr. Hoyt’s column describes the importance of professional operating room attire and summarizes key protocols, such as proper covering of the head during invasive procedures, supported by College leadership.

Rural surgery and the volume dilemma

The debate over the relationship between volume and outcomes for rural surgeons is the focus of this month’s column.

Figure 1. NRG Oncology NRG-GI002 Schema

NRG GI002: Moving the needle toward TNT in locally advanced rectal cancer

The approach, aims, and eligibility criteria of the NRG Oncology TNT clinical trial are summarized.

Sample “My Profile” web page

Maximize your visibility and the benefits of Fellowship with the My Profile Web page

This month’s column highlights the ACS Member Profile—which allows users to manage CME credits, link to the ACS Communities, and contact ACS leaders—as well as the Surgeon Specific Registry, which allows users to track cases and outcomes.

Workplace bullying is a real problem in health care

This month’s column underscores the challenges related to bullying and workplace violence and its effect on patient care.

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