Learn About Robotics in General Surgery

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Robotics in General Surgery. In the past on MedNet, we’ve heard about how robotics have been applied to surgical specialties. On this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about how the surgical robot is being used in general surgical procedures. Our guests today are both robotic experts. Dr. Jennifer Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and specializes in minimally invasive surgery. And Dr. Michael Meara is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery and specializes in therapeutic endoscopy.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DESCRIBE applications of robotic surgery as it relates to inguinal hernia repair and cholecystectomy; DISCUSS importance of including robotic surgery training as it relates to resident and fellowship training; DISCUSS the role of robotics in foregut, bariatric, and ventral hernia repair; and EXPLAIN potential advantages and disadvantages of robotics in general surgery.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • What the surgical robot actually does
  • General surgical applications of robotics
  • Starting a robotic program in your hospital
  • Equipment costs
  • Insurance coverage
  • Credentialing
  • How to select a surgeon to do your inguinal herniorrhaphy
  • Future applications of robotics in general surgery
  • Converting robotic to open surgical procedures
  • Patient variables in technique selection

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

CME Webcast Discusses Emergency Surgical Conditions

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses Emergency Surgical Conditions. On this CME webcast, we’re going to talk about common surgical emergencies: how they present, how you diagnosis them, and how you treat them. Joining our moderator in the studio is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Mike Barrie. And also, joining him, will be Professor of Surgery and the Chief of the OSU Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Burn Surgery, Dr. Steven Steinberg.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: IDENTIFY emergent surgical conditions that present as abdominal pain; UNDERSTAND the importance of involving a surgeon early in the evaluation and management of acute abdominal problems; DISCUSS the diagnosis and early management of emergent surgical conditions; PROVIDE practical knowledge for the primary care provider to manage patients with emergent surgical conditions.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • When imaging is warranted in patients with abdominal complaints
  • When to call the surgeon
  • When to do pregnancy testing
  • Common causes of abdominal pain in young women
  • Presentation of large bowel versus small bowel obstruction
  • Intestinal diameter: How big is too big?
  • Vulnerable parts of the bowel for perforation
  • Ultrasound in the emergency room
  • Massive transfusion protocols in the emergency department

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.
Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.