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Advances in Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy: Online Training Module

Now available, Covidien is providing a unique, online training program for colorectal and general surgeons on the usage of stapled hemorrhoidpexy.  You may view the activity at any time by visiting http://covidiened.broadcastmed.net

Course Overview:
Studies have confirmed that stapled hemorrhoidopexy provides less postoperative pain when compared with conventional techniques, with no increase in morbidity.  The procedure is reproducible; different operators can achieve comparable outcomes as long as they follow the underlying principles and have a minimum of experience.

This online training program provides didactic lectures, surgical videos and a training quiz to gauge your level of understanding of the material.

Target Audience: 

This online program is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing colorectal and general surgeons with extensive specialty-level knowledge of anorectal anatomy. Hemorrhoidopexy is most safely performed by well-trained colorectal and general surgeons who have incorporated this aspect of surgery into their regular clinical practice.

Learning Objectives: 

At the completion of this program the participant will be able to:

•         Describe indications, contraindications, and surgical guidelines associated with stapled hemorrhoidopexy
•         Discuss equipment and instrumentation for stapled hemorrhoidopexy; specifically the Covidien EEA™ Hemorrhoid and Prolapse Stapler Set with DST™ Series Technology
•         Describe the key steps and criteria for safe and effective outcomes of stapled hemorrhoidopexy
•         Describe preoperative and postoperative patient care related to stapled hemorrhoidopexy
•         Describe complications and how to handle them

Participants

Featuring:

Sang Lee

Sang Lee, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College

Associate Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Toyooki Sonoda

Toyooki Sonoda, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College

Associate Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Daniel L. Feingold

Daniel L. Feingold, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Frank Caliendo

Frank Caliendo, MD, FACS, FASCRS

The Center for Colon & Rectal Diseases
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Great Neck, New York