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2003 Program & Abstracts

Digestive Disease Week ®
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
May 18-21, 2003
Orange Country Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2003
8:00 - 5:00 pm
Residents' Conference (Top 20 Resident Abstracts)
Rosen Center Hotel

SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2003
8:00 - 6:00 PM
Postgraduate Course
Endoscopic and/or Surgical Management of GI Disease: Competition or Collaboration?

OCCC Room 304 A, B, C, D

MONDAY, MAY 19, 2003
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Public Policy Commitee Panel

The Impact of GI Surgery Fellowships

Moderator: Karen E. Deveney, M.D.
Portland, OR
OCCC Room 308


GI Surgery Fellowships: The Plan
John G. Hunter, M.D.
Portland, OR

GI Surgery Fellowships: Pro
Carlos A. Pellegrini, M.D.
Seattle, WA

GI Surgery Fellowships: Con
Josef E. Fischer, M.D.
Boston, MA
10:30 - 12:00 PM
SSAT / ASCRS JOINT SYMPOSIUM
Familial Colorectal Cancer

Moderator: James W. Fleshman, M.D.
OCCC Room 308

What We Don't Know That Would Help in Familial Colorectal Cancer
Jose G. Guillem, M.D.
New York, NY

Genetic Testing for Familial Colorectal Cancer
James M. Church, M.D.
Cleveland, OH

The Mechanics of Mismatch Repair in Colorectal Tumor
Richard Fishel, Ph.D.
Philadelphia, PA

Panel Discussion: Ethical Questions and the Use of Genetic Testing in Colorectal Cancer
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Poster Session
OCCC - Exhibit Hall C & D1
12:30 - 1:45 PM
Meeting the Professor Luncheons

Bariatric Surgery: Optimizing Results

Bruce D. Schirmer, MD
Charlottesville, VA
OCCC 221D/E


Chronic Pancretitis: The Right Procedure for the Right Patient
Richard H. Bell, Jr., MD
Chicago, IL
OCCC 309


EG Junction Tumors
Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD
Seattle, WA
OCCC 312C


The GI Surgery Workforce: A Crisis on the Horizon?
Theodore N. Pappas, MD
Durham, NC
Rosen Centre-Centre Salon 16
2:15 - 3:45 PM
Plenary Session
Pancreatic Neoplasms

Moderator: A. James Moser, M.D.
Pittsburgh, PA
OCCC Room 311 E-G


18-FDG PET as Favtor in Predicting Survival of Patients with Pancreatic Carcinoma
Cosimo Sperti, Claudio Pasquali, Franca Chierichetti, Domenico Decet, Andrea Ferronato, Sergio Pedrazzoli Prof.
PADOVA, Italy; Castelfranco Veneto (TV), Italy

In-Vitro and In-Vivo Effects of Troponin I, a Cartilage-Derived Angiogenesis Inhibitor
Beatrice E Kern, Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo, Bozena Antoniu, James H Balcom IV, Andrew L Warshaw
Boston, MA

Is Extended Resection For Adenocarcinoma of the Body or Tail of the Pancreas Justified?
Margo Shoup, Kevin C Conlon, David Klimstra, Murray F Brennan, Maywood, IL
Dublin, Ireland, New York, NY

Specific Gene Expression and Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer Using The Cytosine Deaminase Gene Directed by The Rat Insulin Promoter
Xiao-Ping Wang, Kazuyuki Yazawa, William Fisher, Charles Brunicardi
Houston, TX

Laparoscopic Intraluminal Cystgastrostomy
Ken Eto, Haroon Anwar, Kingsway Liu, Kathleen M Manning, Toshiyuki Mori, Lawrence W Way
San Francisco, CA; Tokyo, Japan

Dendritic Cells Pulsed with Pancreatic Cancer Total Tumor RNA Generate Specific Anti-Pancreatic Cancer T Cells
Matthew F Kalady, Mark W Onaitis, Zeinab Abdul-Wahab, Sirisha Emani, Scott K Pruitt, Douglas S Tyler
Durham, NC

Expert Commentator
Sean J. Mulvihill, M.D.
Salt Lake City, UT
2:15 - 3:45 PM
Combined Clinical Symposia: AASLD, AGA, ASGE & SSAT
Management of Variceal Hemorrhage
Moderators: J. Michael Henderson, MD
Cleveland, OH

Loren A. Laine, M.D.
Los Angeles, CA

OCCC Valencia D

Medical Therapy
Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, M.D.
New Haven, CT

Endoscopic Therapy
Loren A. Laine, M.D.
Los Angeles, CA

Surgical Therapy John M. Henderson, M.D.
Cleveland, OH

Radiologic Therapy
Jeanne LaBerge
San Francisco, CA
2:15 - 5:30 PM
SSAT / AGA/ ASGE Consensus Conference
Palliative Therapy of Rectal Cancer

OCCC Room 308
2:15 PM
Introduction: Matthias G. Stelzner, M.D.
Seattle,WA
2:20 - 2:40 PM
Overview: Epidemiology, Indications, Goals, Extent and Nature of the Work-up
David A. Rothenberger, M.D.
Minneapolis, MN
2:40 - 3:00 PM
Indications and Options for Palliative Surgical Therapy
Victor W. Fazio, M.D.
Cleveland, OH
3:00 - 3:20 PM
Indications and Results of Endoscopic Rectal Stenting
Todd H. Baron, M.D.
Scottsdale, AZ
3:20 - 3:45 PM
Discussion Leader
Robin S. McLeod, M.D.
Toronto, Ontario,Canada
3:45 - 4:05 PM
What are Other Different Endoscopic Options? When Should They be Used? (Laser, Coagulation, Cryotherapy)
Michael B. Kimmey, M.D.
Seattle, WA
4:05 - 4:25 PM
The Role of Chemo-Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy
Leonard B. Saltz, M.D.
New York, NY
4:25 - 4:45 PM
Is Radiotherapy Alone a Good Option?
Christopher G. Willett, M.D., Boston, MA
4:45 - 5:05 PM
Discussion Leader
Walter A. Koltun, M.D.
Hershey, PA
5:05 PM
Consensus Statement
Matthias G. Stelzner, M.D.
Seattle, WA
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Plenary Session: Bariatric Surgery
OCCC Room 311 E-G

Incidence and outcome of anastomotic stricture after laparoscopic gastric bypass
Ninh T Nguyen, Ryan Rivers, Melinda Stevens, Michael Stamos, Bruce Wolfe
Sacramento, CA

Extensive Preoperative Testing is not Necessary in Morbidly Obese Patients Undergoing Gastric Bypass
Archana Ramaswamy, Rodrigo Gonzalez, C. Daniel Smith
Atlanta, GA

Objective Evidence of Persistent Acid Reflux after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity
Philip R Schauer, Samer G Mattar, John Martin, George M Eid, Debra S Taylor, Giselle G Hamad, Arnold Wald
Pittsburgh, PA

Fat-soluble Nutrient Deficiency after Malabsorptive Operations for Morbid Obesity
Christine J Ren, Niccole Siegel, Trudy Williams, Di Barr, Barrie Wolfe, Kevin Dolan, George A Fielding
New York, NY; Brisbane, Australia

Absence of the Interstitial Cells of Cajal in Patients with Gastroparesis and Correlation with Clinical Findings
Jameson Forster, Ivan Damjanov, Zhiyue Lin, Irene Sarosiek, Paul Wetzel, Richard W McCallum
Kansas City, KS

Diabetes Correlates with Abnormal Gallbladder Contractility in Leptin-Related Murine Obesity
Khoi Q Tran, Matthew I Goldblatt, Deborah A Swartz-Basile, Carol L Svatek, Attila Nakeeb, Henry A Pitt
Milwaukee, WI

Expert Commentator
Bruce D. Schirmer, M.D.
Charlottesville, VA
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Combined Clinical Symposium (SSAT, AGA)
Management of Metastatic Liver Tumors
Moderators: Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, MPH
Houston, TX

Yuman Fong, MD
New York, NY

OCCC - Valencia A,B,C

Liver Resection: Current Practice, Limits of Resection, and Issues in Patient Selection
Yuman Fong, MD
New York, NY

Liver Tumor Ablation: Current Practice, Future Prospects, and Biologic Determinants of Treatment Outcome
S. Nahum Goldberg, MD
Boston, MA

Chemotherapy for Liver Malignancies: Systemic and Regional Options
Alan P. Venook, MD
San Francisco, CA

Liver Transplantation for Malignancies: Current Practice and Future Prospects/Influence of Living-Related Transplant on Practice
Ronald W. Busutil, MD
Los Angeles, CA
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Combined Clinical Symposium (AGA, SSAT & ASGE)
Obesity: The National Epidemic
Moderators: Philip R. Schauer, M.D.
Pittsburgh, PA

Ira S. Goldman, MD
Great Neck, NY

OCCC Valencia D

Gastrointestinal Complications of Bariatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management
Michael G. Sarr, MD
Rochester, MN

Surgical Options and their Outcomes
Philip R. Schauer, M.D.
Pittsburgh, PA

Implications for Health and the Health Care System
Graham Colditz, MD, MPH, DPH
Boston, MA

Whose Fault is it, Anyway? Genetics vs. Environment
Sam Klein, MD
St. Louis, MO

TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2003
7:00 - 8:15 AM
Video Breakfast Session
Breakfast at the Movies: How I Do It

Moderator: Barbara L. Bass, M.D
Baltimore, MD
OCCC Room 311 E-G


New Approaches to the Laparoscopic Management of Papaesophageal Hernia
John G. Hunter, M.D.
Portland, OR

Hepatic Resection for Cholangiocarcinoma
Yuman Fong, M.D.
New York, NY

Modern Principles and Techniques in the Surgical Treatment of Abdominal Crohn's Disease
Alessandro Fichera, M.D. & Fabrizio Michelassi, M.D.
Chicago, IL

Laparoscopic Sigmoid Colectomy
Robert W. Beart, Jr., M.D.
Los Angeles, CA
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Plenary Session
GI Malignancy

Moderator: Herbert Chen, M.D.
Madison, WI
OCCC Room 311 E-G


Complications of Gastrectomy Following CPT-11 Based Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Gastric Cancer
Stuart G Marcus, Daniel Cohen, Ke Lin, Kwok Wong, Scott Thompson, Adina Rothberger, Milan Potmesil, Spiros Hiotis, Elliot Newman
New York, NY

Effect of Surgical Treatment on the Survival of Gallbladder Cancer Patients-Benefit of Radical Cholecystectomy
Burcin Taner, David Nagorney, John Donohue
Rochester, MN

Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy Is Not Associated With A Higher Complication Rate Versus Surgery Alone In Patients Undergoing Operation For Esophageal Cancer
Scott T Kelley, Richard C Karl
Tampa, FL

The Role of Retinoid X Receptor mRNA Expression in Barrett's Esophagus and Barrett's associated Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus
Jan Brabender, Paul M Schneider, Ralf Metzger, Sylke Schneider, Reginald V Lord, Kathleen D Danenberg, Dennis Salonga, Peter V Danenberg, Arnulf H Holscher
Cologne, Germany; Los Angeles, CA

Tumor Suppressor Gene Hypermethylation as a Predictor of Gastric Stromal Tumor Behavior
Michael G House, MingZhou Guo, David T Efron, Keith D Lillemoe, James E Syphard, Craig M Hooker, Susan C Abraham, Elizabeth A Montgomery, James G Herman, Malcolm V Brock
Baltimore, MD

Predicting the Node Negative Mesorectum after Preoperative Chemoradiation (CRT) for Locally Advanced Rectal Carcinoma
Isabelle Bedrosian, Miguel A Rodriguez-Bigas, Kelly K Hunt, Lee M Ellis, Barry W Feig, Steven A Curley, Jean Nicolas Vauthey, Christopher H Crane, Nora A Janjan, John Skibber
Houston, TX

Expert Commentator
David G. Fromm, M.D.
Detroit, MI
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Combined Clinical Symposium (SSAT, ASGE & AGA)
Perianal Disorders
Moderators: William J. Tremaine, MD
Rochester, MN

Ann C . Lowry, MD
Edina, MN

OCCC - Valencia A

Surgical Treatment of Perianal Disorders
Robin S. McLeod, MD
Toronto, ON

Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Medical Treatment of Perianal Crohn's Disease
David A. Schwartz, MD
Nashville, TN

Management of Sexually Transmitted Perianal Diseases
Mark L. Welton, MD
Stanford, CA
10:30 - 12:00 PM
Presidential Plenary
Moderator: Howard A. Reber, M.D.
Los Angeles, CA
OCCC Room 311 E-G


Abdominal Evisceration, Ex Vivo Resection and Intestinal Autotransplantation for the Treatment of Pathologic Lesions of the Root of the Mesentery
Panagiotis Tryphonopoulos, Andreas G Tzakis, Tomoaki Kato, Seigo Nishida, David Levi, Jose R Nery, Werviston DeFaria, Juan J Madariaga, Debbie Weppler, Naveen Mittal, John F Thompson, Phillip Ruiz
Miami Beach, FL; Miami, FL

Objective Psychomotor Skills Assessment of Experienced and Novice Endoscopists with a Virtual Reality Simulator
E. M Ritter, David A McClusky III, A G Gallagher, Andrew B Lederman, Rodrigo Gonzalez, Edward Lin, Archana Ramaswamy, Leena Khaitan, Bruce J Ramshaw, C D Smith
Atlanta, GA; Belfast, UK

Initial Results of Islet Auto-Transplantation in 16 Patients Suffering from Severe Chronic Pancreatitis
Horacio L Rilo, Syed A Ahmad, David D'Alessio, Jeffrey B Matthews, Joe Kim, Yasuhiro Iwanaga, Stephen Martin, Lehel Somogyi, Hui Liu, Andrew M Lowy
Cincinnati, OH

Presidential Address
Abandonment

Josef E. Fischer, M.D.
10:30 - 12:00 PM
Combined Clinical Symposium (ASGE, SSAT, AGA)
Non-Variceal Upper GI Bleeding
Moderators: Theodore Pappas, MD
Durham, NC

Karen L. Woods, MD
Houston, TX

OCCC - Valencia A

Best Practices in Endoscopic Therapy - What's Good and What's Not?
Loren A. Laine, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Triage, Timing of Endoscopy and Outcomes - Candidates for Early Discharge
David J. Bjorkman, M.D., MSPH, S.M.(Epid)
Salt Lake City, UT
12:30 - 1:45 PM
Meeting the Professor Luncheons

Barrett's Esophagus: What Operation When?
Jeffrey H. Peters, MD
Los Angeles, CA
OCCC 312C


GI Surgery Oncology Trials: ACOGOG Update
Frederick L. Greene, MD
Charlotte, NC
Rosen Plaza-Plaza Salon 17


New Technologies for Minimally Invasive Surgery
F. Charles Brunicardi, MD
Houston, TX
OCCC 309
2:15 - 3:45 PM
Plenary Session
Intestinal Disorders

Moderator: Mary Francis Otterson, M.D.
Milwaukee, WI
OCCC Room 311 E-G


Laparoscopic Procedures for Rectal Prolapse- Long Term Follow up
Eilynn Sipe, Donald Kim, Martin Luchtefeld
Grand Rapids, MI

Hepatocyte Growth Factor: A Novel Approach to the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Lindsay G Arthur III, Keith A Kuenzler, Marshall Z Schwartz
Wilmington, DE

Convergence of the Thyroid Hormone and Gut-enriched Krüppel-like Factor Pathways in the Context of Enterocyte Differentiation
Aleem Siddique, Brian F Hinnebusch, Joseph W Henderson, Mario A Abedrapo, Wenying Zhang, Madhu S Malo, Richard A Hodin
Boston, MA

Postoperative Colonic Motility in Patients Following Laparoscopic-assisted and Open Sigmoid Colectomy
Michael S Kasparek, Klaus Manncke, Horst D Becker, Ekkehard C Jehle, Tilman T Zittel, Martin E Kreis
Tuebingen, Germany

Role Of Dynamic Pelvic Floor Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) In The Assessment Of Patients With Idiopathic Combined Faecal And Urinary Incontinence
E Eguare, P Neary, S M Johnston, J Crosbie, B McGovern, W Torreggiani, K C Conlon, F V Keane
Dublin, Ireland

Electromyographic Biofeedback for Faecal Incontinence: A Critical Appraisal
Peter Beddy
Dublin, Ireland

Expert Commentator
James W. Fleshman, M.D.
St. Louis, MO
2:15 - 3:45 PM
Combined Clinical Symposia (ASGE, SSAT, AGA)
Chronic Pancreatitis
Moderators: Sean Mulvihill, MD
Salt Lake City, UT

Martin L. Freeman, MD
Minneapolis, MN

OCCC - Valencia D

Endoscopic Ultrasound in the Diagnosis And Management Of Chronic Panreatitis
Shawn Mallery, MD
Minneapolis, MN

Endoscopic Therapy And Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy For Chronic Panreatitis
Douglas Howell, MD
Portland, ME

Surgical Management of Chronic Panreeatitis
Carlos Fernandez-Castillo, MD
Boston, MA

Medical Management And Genetic Evaluation For Chronic Pancreatitis
Phillip Toskes, MD
Gainesville, FL

Auto Islet Cell Transplant and Total Pancreatectomy for Chronic Pancreatitis
Timothy D. Sielaff, MD
Minneapolis, MN
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Plenary Session
Benign Esophageal Disorders

Moderator: Santiago Horgan, M.D.
Chicago, IL
OCCC Room 311 E-G


Esophageal achalasia: is the Herpes simplex virus really innocent?
Giovanni Zaninotto, Ignazio Castagliuolo, Mario Costantini, Christian Rizzetto, Giorgio Palu', Paola Brun, Michela Costantino
Padova, Italy

Disparity Between Symptomatic And Physiologic Outcomes Following Esophageal Lengthening Procedures For Antireflux Surgery
Edward Lin, Vickie Swafford, Rajagopal Chadalavada, Bruce J Ramshaw, C. Daniel Smith
Atlanta, GA; Macon, GA

Surgical Management of Hypertensive Lower Esophageal Sphincter with Dysphagia or Chest Pain
Anand P Tamhankar, Giuseppe Portale, Emmanouel M Choustoulakis, Gidon Almogy, Mustafa A Arain, Lelan F Sillin, Jeffrey A Hagen, Cedric G Bremner, Tom R DeMeester
Los Angeles, CA

Effect of Endoluminal Gastroplication in Patients with Classic Reflux Symptoms and Minimally Abnormal Esophageal pH Studies
Linda S Lee, Julia J Liu, David L Carr-Locke, John R Saltzman
Boston, MA

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication Versus Proton Pump Inhibitor Maintenance for Severe Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease: Trial Based Analysis Of Long-Term Cost And Cost-Effectiveness
Richard Cookson, Chris Flood, Brendan C Koo, David Mahon, Michael Rhodes
Norwich, UK

Electrical Stimulation of the Vagus Nerve in Disordered Esophageal Motility: an Animal Model of Achalasia
Yashodhan S Khajanchee, Michael J Barra, Roger Van Andel, Paul D Hansen, Lee L Swanstrom
Portland, OR; Albuquerque, NM

Expert Commentator
Carlos A. Pellegrini, M.D.
Seattle, WA
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Combined Clinical Symposia (SSAT, ASGE)
Rectal Cancer in the 21st Century
Moderators: Dave A. Rothenberger, MD
Minneapolis, MN

Thomas J. Savides, MD
San Diego, CA

OCCC - Valencia A

Evaluating and Following the Patient with Rectal Cancer: Do's and Don'ts
Philip B. Paty, MD
New York, NY

Treatment Options for Stage I Rectal Cancer
Julio E. Garcia-Aguilar
San Francisco, CA

Dogma, Myths and Realities about Radical Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Who's Kidding Whom?
Dave A. Rothenberger, MD
Minneapolis, MN

Mulitmodality Therapy: Who Gets What, When?
Joel Tepper
Chapel Hill, NC
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Combined Clinical Symposia (ASGE, SSAT, AGA)
Biliary Complications of Liver Transplantation
Moderators: Roshan Shrestha, M.D.
Chapel Hill, NC

Rudolph A. Bedford, M.D.
Los Angeles, CA

OCCC - Valencia D

Endoscopic Management of Early and Late Biliary Complications after Liver Transplantation
James W. Ostroff, M.D.
San Francisco, CA

Biliary Complications in the Era of Living Donor Liver Transplantation
Marcelo Kugelmas, M.D.
Englewood, CO

Role of Interventional Radiology in Biliary Complications after Liver
Ziv Haskal, M.D.

Surgical Management of Biliary Complications after Liver Transplantation
Mark W. Johnson
Chapel Hill, NC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2003
7:30 - 8:30 AM
Business Meeting
Founders' Medal

OCCC Room 311 E-G
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Plenary Session
State-of-the-Art Plenary

Moderator: Layton F. Rikkers, M.D.
Madison, WI
OCCC Room 311 E-G

Right Hepatic Artery Injury Associated with Laparoscopic Bile Duct Injuries: Incidence, Mechanism, and Consequences
Lygia Stewart, Thomas N Robinson, Crystine M Lee, Kingsway Liu, Karen Whang, Lawrence W Way
San Francisco, CA

Novel combination of a COX-2 inhibitor, NS398, and MEK Inhibitor, U0126, in Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma Provides Synergistic Increase in Apoptosis
C. Max Schmidt, Yufang Wang, Chad Wiesenauer, Michele Yip-Schneider, Min Wu
Indianapolis, IN

Transcystic Biliary Manometry to Evaluate Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction in Chronic Acalculous Cholecystitis
Kirpal Singh, David J Soto, Mark A Ingram, Maurice E Arregui
Indianapolis, IN

Hepatic Steatosis Is Associated with Increased Complications Following Major Liver Resection for Cancer but Does Not Impact Survival
David Kooby, Yuman Fong, Mithat Gonen, Arief Suriawinata, Peter Allen, David Klimsta, Ronald Dematteo, Michael D'Angelica, Leslie Blumgart, William Jarnagin
New York, NY

State of the Art Lecturer:
Tissue and Organ Engineering: Can We Build Intestine and Vital Organs?

Joseph P. Vacanti, M.D.
Director of Pediatric Transplantation
Director of the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
10:30 - 12:00 PM
Plenary Session
Guest Oration

Moderator: Josef E. Fischer, M.D.
Boston, MA
OCCC Room 311 E-G


Clinical Risk Score Correlates with Yield of PET Scan in Patients with Colorectal Hepatic Metastases
Chris Schussler-Fiorenza, David M Mahvi, John Niederhuber, Layton F Rikkers, Sharon M Weber
Madison, WI

Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas: Selection Criteria for Operative and Non-Operative Management in 209 Patients
Peter J Allen, David P Jaques, Michael D'Angelica, Wilbur B Bowne, Kevin C Conlon, Murray F Brennan
New York, NY

Laparoscopic Splenectomy Reverses Thrombocytopenia in Patients with Hepatitis C Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension
Kent W Kercher, Alfredo M Carbonell, Robert W Reindollar, Jeremiah P Donovan, Brent D Matthews, B. Todd Heniford
Charlotte, NC

Guest Orator: Dennis C. Cuneo
Senior Vice President
Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America
Cincinnati, OH
12:30 - 1:45 PM
Meet the Professor Luncheons
Optimizing Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer

Robin S. McLeod, MD
Toronto, Canada
Rosen Centre-Centre Salon 19


Pancreatic Cancer Update
Keith D. Lillemoe, MD
Baltimore, MD
Rosen Centre-Centre Salon 18


Surgical Management of GERD
David W. Rattner, MD
Boston, MA
OCCC 309


Surgical Option in Chron's Disease
Neal E. Seymour, M.D.
Springfield, MA
OCCC 312C
12:00 - 3:00 PM
SSAT / SAGES Joing Symposium
Controversies in Bariatric Surgery: Evidence Based Discussions

Course Co-Chairs: L. William Traverso, MD and Daniel J. Deziel, MD
OCCC Room 308

Session I: Open vs. Laparoscopic Approach
Moderator: Michael G. Sarr, M.D.
Rochester, MN
12:00 - 12:10 PM
Open Procedures
Michael G. Sarr, MD
Rochester, MN
12:10 - 12:20 PM
Laparoscopic Procedures
Ninh T. Nguyen, MD
Orange, CA

Session II: Laparoscopic Gastric Band vs. Gastric Bypass
Moderator: Bruce D. Schirmer, MD
Charlottesville, VA
12:20 - 12:35 PM
Laparoscopic Band
Christine Ren
New York, NY
12:35 - 12:50 PM
Laparoscopoic Gastric Bypass
W. Scott Melvin, MD
Columbus, OH
12:50 - 1:20 PM
Panel Discussion

Session III: Gastric Bypass vs. Biliopancreatic Diversion

Moderator: Bruce M. Wolfe
Sacramento, CA
1:20 - 1:35 PM
Gastric Bypass
Eric J. DeMaria, MD
Richmond, VA
1:35 - 1:50 PM
Biliopancreatic Diversion
Daniel M. Herron, MD
New York, NY

Session IV: Tips & Techniques (Video Session)
Moderator: C. Daniel Smith, MD
Atlanta, GA
1:50 - 2:00 PM
Electrical Stimulation for Weight Loss
Scott A. Shikora, MD
Boston, MA
2:00 - 2:10 PM
Video 1: Laparoscopic Gastric Band
Santiago Horgan, MD
Chicago, IL
2:10 - 2:20 PM
Video 2: Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
Philip R. Schauer, MD
Pittsburgh, PA
2:20 - 2:30 PM
Video 3: Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion
Daniel M. Herron, MD
New York, NY
2:30 - 3:00 PM
Panel Discussion
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