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David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – July 2019(0)

July 1, 2019

The College’s role in educating legislators about the causes and effects of unanticipated medical bills is described.

Coding and Practice Management

Correct CPT coding of colectomy procedures: Open or laparoscopic?

This column provides information that should clear up the uncertainty about how to correctly code laparoscopic colectomy procedures.

Dispatches from Rural Surgeons

Rural surgery: The road less traveled

This month’s column describes the career pathway that led a general surgeon from the New York State Tri-City Area to rural Oregon.


Organ preservation in rectal adenocarcinoma: The OPRA Trial

The study design of the OPRA Trial, which includes a watch-and-wait cohort for locally advanced rectal cancer, is summarized.

Dr. Walker, wearing man’s top hat and coat, circa 1911 (photo by Bain News Service, Bain Collection, Washington, DC)

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker: War surgeon, suffragette, and pioneer in women’s rights

Mary Edwards Walker, MD—the first woman military and trauma surgeon and the only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor—is the focus of this month’s column.

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