AAGL 2015 Live Telesurgery – “Resection of Deep Infiltrative Endometriosis Plus/Minus Segmental Resection If Indicated” with Mario Malzoni, M.D.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides a live surgical demonstration of a laparoscopic assisted bowel segmental resection for deep infiltrating endometriosis. This is a very effective technique in symptomatic patients in terms of reduced pain and restored bowel function. It can be considered feasible and safe, with low complication rates, but being a highly complex surgery, requiring specific skills in laparoscopic urologic and colorectal procedures, it is advisable to be performed only in specialized high volume centers by high volume surgeons. This session demonstrates surgical technique, discusses appropriate candidates for this procedure, and shows tips and tricks to overcome the difficulties related to disruption of pelvic anatomy due to severe infiltrating endometriosis.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to: 1) Explain and apply key points of pelvic anatomy essential in performing severe pelvic deep endometriosis surgery; 2) implement laparoscopic assisted bowel segmental resection as a stepwise technique; and 3) discuss indications to segmental bowel resection and/or other different surgical approaches to bowel endometriosis nodulectomy.