SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

April 15, 2008 15:46 ET

ORLive Presents: Advances in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Using Harmonic® Technology

Live Webcast: From Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University: April 23, 2008 6:00 pm EDT

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - April 15, 2008) - On April 23, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time on www.OR-Live.com, join surgeons from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University for a live Internet roundtable presentation of surgical techniques used in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. The surgeries will include:

-- Laparoscopic Right Colectomy

-- Laparoscopic Left Colectomy

-- Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resection

The one-hour didactic presentation will feature surgical video segments with expert commentary by the panel. Viewers will be able to email questions to the surgeons throughout the program.

Presenters:

Eduardo Parra-Davila, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery Program
Boca Raton Community Hospital

Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Science
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida

Gustavo Plasencia, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Medical Co-Director
Advanced Surgical Institute
Mercy Hospital
Miami, Florida

Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Science
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida

Moises Jacobs, MD, FACS
Medical Co-Director
Advanced Surgical Institute
Mercy Hospital
Miami, Florida

Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery

Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery is performed for the treatment of both benign colorectal diseases, such as polyps, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and rectal prolapse, as well as malignant diseases, including colon and rectal cancers. The laparoscopic approach is performed through several small incisions in the abdomen as an alternative to conventional open surgery. Since a large incision is avoided, patients typically experience fewer complications than with traditional colon and rectal surgery. Dr. Eduardo Parra-Davila, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Science at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at Florida Atlantic University, says, "This surgery is performed through several very small incisions, patients typically experience less pain, require less pain medication, have fewer wound infections, more favorable cosmesis, shorter hospital stay and they return to normal activity much faster than with conventional open surgery."

During the upcoming webcast, surgeon-presenters will use video footage from recent surgical cases to demonstrate advances in colorectal surgery with a focus on Laparoscopic Right Colectomy, Laparoscopic Left Colectomy, and Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resection. The presenters will share their clinical expertise and will offer real-life solutions to common complications encountered during surgery. The webcast will also feature a demonstration of Harmonic® technology in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. According to Drs. Plasencia and Jacobs, "the audience will see the latest energy sources and techniques used in dissection of the colon, mobilization of structures, and takedown of blood vessels -- presented by surgeons with years of combined clinical experience with laparoscopic colorectal surgery."

The April 23 live webcast presentation will originate from Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. Viewers may email questions directly to the surgeons prior to and during the webcast by clicking the MDirect Access button on their webcast screen.

This presentation may include demonstration of the use of surgical devices; it is not intended to be used as a surgical training guide. Other surgeons may employ different techniques. Individual surgeon preference and experience, as well as patient needs, should always dictate variation in procedure steps. Before using any medical device, including those demonstrated or referenced in this presentation, review all relevant package inserts, with particular attention to the indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions, and steps for use of the device.

This presentation is the work of the author and may not necessarily reflect the views of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.

DSL #08-0262.3 ©2008

Visit: http://www.or-live.com/EthiconEndo%2DSurgery/2310 to learn more and view a program preview. http://www.or-live.com/rams/ens-2310-mkw-q.ram

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