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52nd Annual Meeting
SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE ALIMENTARY TRACT
May 6 - 10, 2011
McCormick Place - Chicago, Illinois
during Digestive Disease Week®

Program and Abstracts  |  Posters

The Plenary presentations, Presidential Address, and Doris and John L. Cameron Guest Oration from the Monday morning scientific sessions are all available online. Watch the synchronized PowerPoint and audio of each speaker by clicking on the "" link following each presentation’s title and author block.
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SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
S504
This is a ticketed session requiring a separate registration and fee MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION COURSE
THE SURGEON IN THE MANAGEMENT OF GASTRIC AND ESOPHAGEAL DISEASES

Course Director: David W. Rattner, Boston, MA

Welcome to the SSAT's Maintenance of Certification Cycle
David W. Rattner, Boston, MA

SESSION I: BENIGN ESOPHAGEAL DISEASE
Moderator: Marco G. Patti, Chicago, IL

Physiologic Testing: What, When, Why?
Peter J. Kahrilas, Chicago, IL

Achalasia
Marco G. Patti, Chicago, IL

Other Motility Disorders (DES, Nutcracker Esophagus)
Brant K. Oelschlager, Seattle, WA

Esophageal Diverticula (Zenker's and Other)
Fernando A.M. Herbella, Sao Paulo Brazil

Panel Discussion

SESSION II: PRE-MALIGNANT AND MALIGNANT ESOPHAGEAL DISEASE
Moderator: Donald E. Low, Seattle, WA

BARRETT'S ESOPHAGUS

Pathogenesis and Natural History
Roy C. Orlando, Chapel Hill, NC

Medical Therapy, Surveillance, and Endoluminal Therapy
Lorenzo E. Ferri, Montreal, QC

Panel Discussion

BREAK: Coffee

SESSION II: PRE-MALIGNANT AND MALIGNANT ESOPHAGEAL DISEASE (cont.)

Carcinoma of the Esophagus

Staging
Wayne Hofstetter, Houston, TX

Multi-Modality Therapy: When and Why?
David H. Ilson, New York, NY

Surgical Options: Traditional
John V. Reynolds, Dublin Ireland

Surgical Options: MIS
Blair A. Jobe, Pittsubrgh, PA

Panel Discussion

Difficult Case Presentations
Jeffrey H. Peters, Rochester, NY
Margo Shoup, Maywood, IL
Lee Swanstrom, Portland, OR

SESSION III: REFLUX AND HIATAL HERNIAS
Moderator: Nathaniel J. Soper, Chicago, IL

Role of Acid, Bile, and Extent of Reflux in Determining Severity of GERD
Marco G. Patti, Chicago, IL

Surgical or Medical Treatment of GERD?: The Data
Eric S. Hungness, Chicago, IL

Role of Partial Fundoplication
Lee Swanstrom, Portland, OR

Endoluminal Treatments of GERD: Do They Work?
Vic Velanovich, Tampa, FL

Management Of Paraesophageal Hernias

Definitions and Indications for Surgery
Dmitry Oleynikov, Omaha, NE

When Should Mesh Be Used?
Nathaniel J. Soper, Chicago, IL

Surgical Options: Esophageal Lengthening or Not?
John G. Hunter, Portland, OR

Re-Operations for Failed Anti-Reflux and Failed PEH Procedures
C. Daniel Smith, Jacksonville, FL

Panel Discussion

BREAK: Lunch

SESSION IV: BENIGN AND MALIGNANT DISEASES OF THE STOMACH
Moderator: Sam S. Yoon, Boston, MA

Current Management of H. Pylori Infection and Peptic Ulcer Disease
David A. Peura, Charlottesville, VA

Should Gastric Cancer Patients See a Medical Oncologist before Surgery?
Manish A. Shah, New York, NY

D1 versus D2 Lymphadenectomy for Gastric Adenocarcinoma
Sam S. Yoon, Boston, MA

Management of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors in the Imatinib Era
Chandrajit P. Raut, Boston, MA

When Is Laparoscopic Surgery Appropriate for Gastric Cancer?
Vivian E. Strong, New York, NY

Panel Discussion

SESSION V: CARE OF THE OBESE PATIENT
Moderator: Daniel M. Herron, New York, NY

Overview and Results of Bariatric Procedures Used Today
Raul J. Rosenthal, Weston, FL

Evaluation and Treatment of the Early Post-Op Gastric Bypass Patient with Pain or Vomiting
W. Scott Melvin, Columbus, OH

Evaluation and Treatment of the Late Post-Op Gastric Bypass Patient with Pain or Vomiting
Marc Bessler, New York, NY

Evaluation and Treatment of the Gastric Band Patient with Pain or Vomiting
Kevin M. Reavis, Orange, CA

Panel Discussion

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
S406a
DDW COMBINED CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM (AASLD-accredited)

BARIATRIC SURGERY, OBESITY, AND NAFLD
Sponsored by: AASLD, SSAT

Moderators: Mary E. Rinella, Chicago, IL
Bruce D. Schirmer, Charlottesville, VA

Metabolic Consequences of Obesity: The Impact of Bariatric Surgery
Samuel Klein, St. Louis, MO

Will Bariatric Surgery Change the Natural History of NASH?
Philippe Mathurin, Lille France

Preparing the Patient with Known NASH for Bariatric Surgery: Operative Choices, Preoperative Preparations
Peter T. Hallowell, Charlottesville , VA

Intraoperative Decision-Making by the Surgeon: Who to Biopsy, Biopsy Techniques, and Treatment if Chirrhosis Present
Samer G. Mattar, Indianapolis, IN

Panel Discussion

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