April 3rd Morning


Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Panel

7:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Session Chair: Horacio J. Asbun, MD
Session Co-chair: Rohan Jeyarajah, MD

Session Description

This session is dedicated to show difficult surgical steps in minimally invasive hepatobiliary surgery, presented by different experts in the field. Focus will be placed in safety and avoidance of complications.

Session Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how to safely perform difficult steps of the liver procedures presented
  • Assess different approaches to the same critical steps of these surgeries as presented by three different experts in the field
  • Better understand the feasibility and learning curve of MIS HPB procedures
  • Understand the variation is techniques that are available for MIS liver surgery

Session Outline

Time Presentation Title Faculty Name
  Minimally Invasive Surgery the basics and the advanced : How I do it  - PANCREAS  
7:30am Pancreatic Mass Enucleation: Tips and trick

Paresh Shah, MD
Quan-Yang Duh, MD John Martinie, MD

7:45am Q&A Panel Discussion  
8am Division of the Pancreas during Distal and Subtotal Pancreatectomy

R. Matthew Walsh, MD
Barry Salky, MD
Horacio Asbun, MD

8:15am Q&A Panel Discussion  
8:30am Uncinate Process Dissection during Laparoscopic Pancreaticoduodenectomy

R. Mathew Walsh, MD
Paul Hansen, MD
Horacio Asbun, MD

8:45am Q&A Panel Discussion  
9am Laparoscopic Pancreas: How to get out of trouble?

Rohan Jeyarajah, MD
Craig P. Fischer, MD

9:15am Q&A Panel Discussion  
9:30am Break  
  Minimally Invasive Surgery the basics and the advanced : How I do it  - LIVER  
9:45am Laparoscopic Approach to Liver Cysts

Rohan Jeyarajah , MD
Juan Sarmiento, MD


Liver Parenchymal Transection: Cirrhotic and Non-Cirrhotic

Pascal Fuchshuber, MD
Thomas Aloia, MD
David Iannitti, MD


Right Hepatectomy: Techniques of dissection of the Hepatic Hilum and Right Hepatic Vein

Ho-Seong Han, MD
Horacio Asbun, MD


Laparoscopic Liver: How do I get out of trouble?

Woo-Jeong Lee, MD
Juan Pekolj, MD

10:45am Panel discussion Moderator: Rohan Jeyarajah, MD



Karl Storz Lecture

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Speaker: David Williams, MD

Session Description

Canadian astronaut and physician Dr. David Williams is the President and CEO of Southlake Regional Heath Centre and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto.

SAGES acknowledges Karl Storz Endoscopy-America for a generous endowment in support of this lecture.