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Minimally Invasive Gastric Conduit Formation

Dr. Ryan Levy discusses some of the keys to success for conduit preparation.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Improve surgeon’s technical knowledge of and skill of minimally invasive gastric conduit formation
  • Improve surgeon’s awareness of conduit creation pitfalls in which they should avoid in their surgical practice

Reading Resources:

  1. Worldwide Esophageal Cancer Collaboration: pathologic staging data. Rice TW, Chen LQ, Hofstetter WL, Smithers BM, Rusch VW, Wijnhoven BP, Chen KL, Davies AR, D'Journo XB, Kesler KA, Luketich JD, Ferguson MK, Räsänen JV, van Hillegersberg R, Fang W, Durand L, Cecconello I, Allum WH, Cerfolio RJ, Pera M, Griffin SM, Burger R, Liu JF, Allen MS, Law S, Watson TJ, Darling GE, Scott WJ, Duranceau A, Denlinger CE, Schipper PH, Lerut TE, Orringer MB, Ishwaran H, Apperson-Hansen C, DiPaola LM, Semple ME, Blackstone EH. Dis Esophagus. 2016 Oct;29(7):724-733. doi: 10.1111/dote.12520.
  2. Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy-Guided Dye Marking for Thoracoscopic Resection of Pulmonary Nodules. Awais O, Reidy MR, Mehta K, Bianco V, Gooding WE, Schuchert MJ, Luketich JD, Pennathur A. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jul;102(1):223-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.02.040.
  3. Minimally invasive versus open thymectomy: a systematic review of surgical techniques, patient demographics, and perioperative outcomes. Hess NR, Sarkaria IS, Pennathur A, Levy RM, Christie NA, Luketich JD. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Jan;5(1):1-9. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2225-319X.2016.01.01

Disclosures:

Dr. Levy has reported no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 10/12/2017 | Last Modified On: 10/12/2017 | Expires: 10/12/2018

Presenter

Ryan Levy, MD

Ryan Levy, MD Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
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