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Hwang Burn Care Surgery Grand Rounds
Advances in Burn Care 2017

Dr. James Hwang, director of the UAB Burn Center, discusses the latest advances in burn care and what that means for your patients.

Herbert Chen Radioguided Parathyroidectomy HPT


Release Date: March 28, 2016
Expiration Date: March 27, 2019


Target Audience: Surgeons and primary care physicians
Disclosure: Dr. Chen has no financial relationships related to the content of this activity to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.


UAB Department of Surgery
Surgery Grand Rounds Schedule

Radioguided Parathyroidectomy

Learning Objective / Overview: UAB Medicine Surgeon-in-Chief Herbert Chen, MD, discusses hyperparathyroidism (HPT), which affects roughly 1 percent of the U.S. population and is more common in women and the elderly. It is the third most common endocrine disorder after diabetes and thyroid disease. Marked by an abnormally high concentration of parathyroid hormone in the blood, HPT results in a loss of calcium and weakened bones. The only curative option is surgery, a minimally invasive procedure called radio-guided parathyroidectomy, which offers numerous quality-of-life benefits for patients, a short recovery time, and very little risk. Dr. Chen has performed nearly 2,000 such procedures at UAB and recommends that all patients with HPT be referred for a surgical consult.

Accreditation statement:The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this online enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Contreras Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Grand Rounds
Pancreatic Cancer Update

In part one of his grand rounds lecture, Carlo M. Contreras, MD, FACS, discusses how the adequacy of lymphadenectomy has been defined in other gastrointestinal epithelial cancer and how we might apply that to pancreatic cancer through the use of the American College of Surgeons national database.

Contreras Melanoma Cancer Surgery Grand Rounds
Melanoma Update

In part two of his grand rounds lecture, Carlo M. Contreras, MD, FACS, discusses chemotherapy options, the role of surgical lymphatic staging, and estimating prognosis of melanoma.

New GI & GI Surgery Videos

benign Anorectal disease kennedy
Logical Approach to Benign Anorectal Disease

Gregory Kennedy, MD, PhD, director of GI surgery, discusses logical algorithms to diagnoses and treat benign anorectal diseases such as hemorrhoids, fissure-in-ano, cryptoglandular disease, and pilonidal disease.
Inflammatory Bowel Chu Surgical Disparities
Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Surgical Disparities

Daniel I. Chu, MD, assistant professor in the department of general surgery, division of gastrointestinal surgery, discusses the difficulties in management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), specifically for African-American patients, and surgical disparities and outcomes related to the disease.
Post Operative Readmission Morris
Post-Operative 30-day Readmission

Melanie Morris, MD, associate professor of surgery in the Division of GI Surgery at UAB Medicine, discusses her study aimed at understanding the relative contributions of unplanned 30-day post-operative readmissions.
Colorectal Cancer Kennedy
Improving Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer

Greg Kennedy, Ph.D., M.D., an internationally recognized surgeon and researcher, discusses the continuum of research on improving outcomes of colorectal cancer.

UAB Women in Surgery Lectureship

Women in Surgery: Critical Career Inflection Points Healthcare Leaders Lemak
Women Leaders in Healthcare

Chair of the UAB Department of Health Services Administration, Christy Harris Lemak, PhD, FACHE, discusses the critical career inflection points for women leaders in healthcare.
Women in Surgery Contract Negotiation DeMoss
Tips on Contract Negotiation & Reimbursement

Visiting expert from Maynard Cooper Gale, Lauren DeMoss shares tips on reviewing a contract and offers a review of the new reimbursement methodologies and how physicians are affected.
Women in Surgery Mentorship Scarinci
Mentorship: It Take Two To Tango

Director of the UAB Division of Preventive Medicine, Isabel C. Scarinci, PhD, MPH discusses the qualities of a healthy mentor-mentee relationship, and how it might affect your career.
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Robotic Surgery at UAB

Porterfield Training Residents Surgery Robotics
Training Residents: The future of surgery

John Porterfield, MD, discusses the future of surgical training and how robotic simulators and training tools are shaping the residency program at UAB Medicine.

Jamie Cannon Colorectal Surgery Robotics
Colorectal Surgery: Application & Advantages of Robotics

Jamie Cannon, MD, discusses the application and advantages of robotics in colorectal surgery at UAB Medicine.

Spotlight on Surgical Grand Rounds

Surgery Grand Rounds: Trauma During Times of War and Peace
Trauma During Times of War and Peace

Visiting UCSF professor, M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS, discusses advancements in technology and best practices in trauma surgery, including better collaboration between military and civilian trauma surgeons.

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Surgery Grand Rounds: Surgical Coaching for Performance Improvement
Surgical Coaching for Performance Improvement

Visiting University of Wisconsin professor, Caprice Christian Greenberg, MD, MPH, discusses the challenges in overcoming learning gaps among surgeons. She highlights the advantages of video-based coaching over real-time instruction, as well as self-assessment tools.

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Surgery Grand Rounds: Evolution of Surgical Care in Breast Cancer
Evolution of Surgical Care in Breast Cancer

Visiting University of Iowa professor, Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD, MBA, discusses advances in breast cancer treatment, including how the biology of specific breast cancers affect patient care, specifically, how patterns of gene expression can predict life expectancy, and the impact of neoadjuvant therapy on outcomes.

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