Welcome to the November issue of The Surgeons’ Lounge. In this issue, Natan Zundel, MD, a professor and the vice chairman of surgery in the Department of Surgery at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University,...
NOVEMBER 19, 2018 THE SURGEONS' LOUNGE
Although not widely used for the treatment of intestinal obstruction, laparoscopic surgery may be associated with a significantly shorter hospital stay than open intervention, according to a retrospective analysis of...
NOVEMBER 15, 2018 WEB ONLY
Laparoscopy for emergency ventral hernia repair might be uncommon, but according to recent research, it may be beneficial compared with an open approach.
NOVEMBER 15, 2018 WEB ONLY
Imagine being able to perform a preoperative assessment on a candidate for surgery remotely, without the time...
Improvements in patient care have dramatically reduced the rates of ventilator-acquired pneumonia, but it still remains a...
Fluorescence imaging assessment of anastomotic leaks is debated by Dr. Sowsan Rasheid, MD, from the University of...
As we have done since 2010, for our annual On the Spot that focuses on colorectal surgery...

In recent years, the pursuit of the so-labeled “Triple Aim”—providing quality patient and population care at a...
Mesh selection for hernia repair can be challenging for clinicians. The ideal mesh should have a low...