Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of General Surgery Volume 60, Issue 03: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Francis Buzad, MD, Medical Director, Austin Diagnostic Clinic Outpatient Surgery Center, Austin, TX , presented on Robotically Assisted Surgery and F. Paul Buckley III, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, and Director, Division of General Surgery, Scott & White Healthcare, Round Rock, TX, presented on Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery. Robert O. Carpenter, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and Bariatric Surgery, and Director, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Education, Scott & White Healthcare, Temple, TX, presented on Flexible Laparoscopy and a Panel Discussion was led on One Dominant Technique vs. Application of all Technologies.

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of General Surgery Volume 60, Issue 03: Minimally Invasive Surgery.

The goal of this program is to improve surgical outcomes through the appropriate use of minimally invasive techniques. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. Identify the benefits and risks of minimally invasive surgical techniques.
2. Evaluate the evidence comparing single-incision laparoscopy (SILS) to standard laparoscopy.
3. Select appropriate candidates for robotic, single-incision, and flexible laparoscopic surgery.
4. Apply effective surgical techniques to SILS and flexible laparoscopy.
5. Weigh the high costs of new surgical technologies against their benefits for patients and surgeons.

The original programs were presented by Robert A. Wiebe, MD, Clinical Professor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and Lalit Bajaj, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Research Director, Section of Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital, Denver.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.

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