Colon and Rectal
News from the FDA/CDC
Device used to help control GI bleeding can now be marketed.
CHICAGO – Surgeons need to consider strategies to close potential gaps between charges for colectomy and Medicare bundled payments.
CHICAGO – Surgical resection for locally advanced rectal cancer at up to 12 weeks after neoadjuvant therapy did not increase complication risk.
CHICAGO – A multicenter trial shows that left-sided colon cancer requires sampling more lymph nodes than does right-sided disease for true nodal...
Training and reimbursement structures are needed so that these procedures make financial sense up front.
From the Journals
Frequency of a risky procedure is rising even with a safer alternative available.
LAS VEGAS – Presurgical management can help prepare patients for colorectal surgery and reduce complications.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Does the enhanced recovery after surgery pathway increase kidney injury risk?
An enhanced recovery protocol for colorectal surgery could have a positive impact on community opioid use.
LAS VEGAS – The surgical procedure of choice for many ulcerative colitis patients is total proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis...