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Re-entry Into Practice Program

There are many circumstances for which surgeons may decide to take a sabbatical from active clinical practice. Professional opportunities, life changes, physical challenges or other personal interventions occur frequently during a surgical career. Whatever the reason, the desire to return to active clinical surgical practice after a hiatus requires planning and organization. Even with a short period of surgical inactivity, old techniques must be re-mastered and new procedures must be learned. Part of the process is a period of intensive re-entry training under the supervision of skilled surgical educators and preceptors.

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US News & World Report Rankings

University Hospitals, our flagship academic medical center, ranks among America's best hospitals in 12 methodology ranked specialities for the third year in a row. Our Gastroenterology & GI Surgery ranked #14.

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Gastroenterology and GI Surgery Update
SAGES Resident Webinar Series
Join us on Tuesday, February 10, 2014, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST for our next SAGES Resident Webinar titled "Role of Endoscopy and MIS for Acute Care Surgeon". This is a FREE event! Dr. Jonathan Dort, Associate Professor of Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University, will be our chair for the evening. He will be joined by three other expert panelists from the SAGES organization. Contact for information and registration.
Dr. Julian Kim
Vail, Colorado
February 26 - 28, 2015
The reconstruction of abdominal wall defects remains one of the most challenging dilemmas facing surgeons. Congenital, acquired or post traumatic defects all present unique challenges to the reconstructive surgeon. A multitude of prosthetic materials are available to improve outcomes in ventral hernia repair. Both synthetic and biologic meshes have revolutionized approaches to the surgical management of abdominal wall reconstruction. The surgeon can choose from both laparoscopic approaches and open repairs or in certain circumstances a combination of the two. Even though ventral hernia repair remains one of the most common procedures performed, there is little consensus as to the best surgical technique, prosthetic material of choice, or strategies to repair complex defects.
This is a Hands-on Course
Course update in new technology for research and clinical application of POEM for the treatment of achalasia and other esophageal motility disorders, as well as the indications and techniques for ESD.