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David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – November 2017(Comments Off on Looking forward – November 2017)

November 1, 2017

Dr. Hoyt’s column describes the economics of health care and addresses health care reform proposals.

What Surgeons Should Know...

The New Medicare Card Project

The steps providers can take to prepare for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services New Medicare Card Project are outlined.

NSQIP Case Studies

Quality improvement in imaging strategies for pediatric appendicitis

This column describes Children’s Hospital of Alabama’s efforts to improve the imaging strategies for pediatric appendicitis by evaluating the rates of different imaging modalities.


Induction chemotherapy and minimally invasive transanal surgery to increase organ preservation in rectal cancer

The objectives of the NEO Trial (CCTG CO28) are described, specifically the feasibility and safety of induction chemotherapy and minimally invasive transanal surgery to allow sphincter preservation.

President Eisenhower receiving his honorary ACS Fellowship in the White House with his medical team, February 6, 1958 From left: Dr. Snyder; Dr. Blades; Dr. Heaton; Dr. Lyons; President Eisenhower; Dr. Ravdin; Frank Berry, MD; and Robert Cutler Source: University Archives, University of Pennsylvania, Ravdin Papers, Box 14, Folder 4

President Eisenhower and his bowel obstruction

The College’s supporting role in treating President Eisenhower’s small bowel obstruction is described.

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