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Advances in Colorectal Surgery: Annual Update for the Practicing Surgeon – Harvard Medical School

May 13, 2016 - May 14, 2016


This course will focus on reviewing the current advances and the most updated recommendations in the evaluation and treatment of benign colorectal disorders. Experts in the field of colorectal surgery will present a full range of important topics focusing on the diagnostic studies required to properly evaluate and treat patients with a benign colorectal disease. Engaging learning formats, such as lectures, case-based panel discussions and video presentations of surgical procedures will be included in the course.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and diagnose common anorectal disorders
  • Determine indications for and the techniques of stapled hemorrhoidopexy, ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract and other novel approaches to anorectal disorders
  • Diagnose and treat patients with pelvic floor disorders
  • Determine the most appropriate approaches to treating obstructive defecation syndrome and rectal prolapse
  • Develop strategies to treat patients with fecal incontinence
  • Select the appropriate surgery for patients with colonic Crohn’s
  • Incorporate bowel saving approaches to the treatment of small bowel Crohn’s disease
  • Recognize and treat patients with diverticulitis and C-Difficile Colitis
  • Discuss current advances in the treatment of colon, rectal and anal cancers

Target Audience

This course is targeted to physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners. This course may also be of interest to specialty physicians who practice in Surgery and Gastroenterology.



Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
5 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114 United States
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+1 (617) 742-7630

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