Tag Archive for ‘laparoscopic surgery’
Robotic surgery for hepatic neoplasms: Where does it fit in the minimally invasive surgery landscape?
This month’s column identifies prospective clinical trials aimed at clarifying the role of laparoscopic and robotic surgery for hepatic neoplasms.
FLS: Celebrating a decade of innovation in surgical education
The story behind the creation of the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) program and its impact on general surgery practice and training are described in this article, which commemorates the program’s 10th anniversary.
ASSET: An effective educational experience for practicing surgeons
Numerous advances have occurred in trauma care in the past three decades, resulting in reduced rates of patient morbidity and mortality. One such advance—the evolution of radiologic imaging and computed tomography—has resulted in more precise and early diagnosis of numerous injuries. Most patients who are hemodynamically normal now can be managed nonoperatively. Simultaneously, a decrease […]
Joint statement by the ACS and SAGES on FLS completion for general surgeons who perform laparoscopy
This joint statement was approved by the ACS Board of Regents Executive Committee in February 2012. The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery™ program (FLS) was developed to ensure that every surgeon practicing laparoscopic surgery has the minimum knowledge, judgment, and technical skills required to perform basic laparoscopic operations. FLS was designed to be independent of specialty […]
Surgeons experience more ergonomic stress in the OR
Ramon Berguer, MD, FACS, chief of surgery at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, CA, near San Francisco, recalls that during his residency in the late 1980s at the University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, laparoscopic surgical procedures were coming of age. “Gynecologic surgeons were the first to popularize laparoscopic surgery,” Dr. Berguer said, “and […]