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 Educates Physicians on Kidney Stones

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Educates Physicians on Kidney Stones. The Dornier lithotripsy machine was first used in 1980 to break apart kidney stones using an acoustic pulse. In the 36 years since then, shock wave lithotripsy has become a primary tool for urologists to treat kidney stones. But when is it the right way to treat kidney stones? And how do you evaluate patients with a kidney stone in order to devise treatment strategies to keep them from having a second one? On this CME webcast, we’re going to be examining these questions. Joining us, to tell us about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones is Associate Professor of Urology, Dr. Bodo Knudsen. Then, to tell us about the medical evaluation of patients with kidneys stones and the prevention of recurrent stones, we have Nephrologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ganesh Shidham.

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: DISCUSS types of kidney stones; IDENTIFY risk factors for kidney stone and discuss etiology of these risk factors; DISCUSS medical management for prevention of kidney stones; DESCRIBE the prevalence of kidney stones in the United States; EXPLAIN the surgical options for lower pole kidney stones > 1.0 cm.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common signs and symptoms of kidney stones
  • Risk factors for kidney stones
  • Initial diagnostic test in the emergency department
  • Which patients require admission to the hospital
  • When to do stone chemical analysis
  • Approach to the incidentally diagnosed kidney stone
  • Kidney stones in children
  • Shock wave lithotripsy technique
  • Stents for kidney stones
  • When to refer
  • The role of the dietician

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 a hospital network. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.