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Dr. David Geller discusses the surgical, ablative, and regional chemotherapeutic opportunities for primary and metastatic hepatobiliary malignancy.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Improve diagnostic skills for primary or metastatic liver cancer
  • Increase awareness of treatment options and outcomes for liver cancer
  • Describe the benefits of laparoscopic liver resection

Reading Resources:

  1. Nguyen KT, Gamblin TC, Geller DA. World review of laparoscopic liver resection – 2,804 patients. Ann Surg, 2009, 250:831-841.
  2. Nguyen KT, Geller DA. Outcomes of laparoscopic hepatic resection for colorectal cancer metastases.  J Surg Oncol. 2010; 102:975-7.
  3. Reddy SK, Tsung A, Geller DA. Laparoscopic liver resection. World J Surg. 2011; 35:1478-86.
  4. Nguyen KT, Marsh JW, Tsung A, Steel JL, Gamblin TC, Geller DA. Comparative benefits of laparoscopic versus open hepatic resection: a critical appraisal. Arch Surg, 2011; 146:348-56.


Dr. Geller has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Consultant: Medtronic

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any 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 0.5 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 0.5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 2/20/2014 | Last Modified On: 4/25/2016 | Expires: 4/25/2017

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