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Surgeon Generational Differences

Dr. Patricia Turner, Director of the Division for Member Services of the American College of Surgeons, discusses how the professional organization adapts to the changing needs of surgeons.

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Treating Hemorrhoids: What’s New

The upshot:

New: doppler-guided hemorrhoidal artery ligation is a technique under study.
Stapled hemorrhoidectomy (like laser therapy twenty years ago) has NOT proven to be superior to common techniques.

Image courtesy of Peter van der Sluijs
I recently watched a webcast of presentations from the …

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Fistula in Ano: What’s New

Fibrin glue? Fistula plug? LIFT technique? What’s fad and what works for fistula in ano?
I recently watched a webcast of presentations from the American College of Surgeons 2012 meeting, which I link here for reference integrity and because the content is excellent. Meanwhile, …

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Diverticulitis: What’s New

Evolving management of diverticulitis in the US strikes me as a nice example of the shift from dogma to evidence-based surgical practice. Add diverticulitis to the dwindling-indications-for-surgery list, alongside splenic trauma, asymptomatic groin hernia, paraesophageal hernia, GI bleed, mastectomy, penetrating …