Thoracic Surgery Grand Rounds


March 9, 2016

6:45 am

Heart Meeting

Moderator: Peter Smith, M.D.

Professor of Surgery

7:30 am

Journal Club*

Moderator: Matthew Hartwig, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Paul Speicher, M.D.

Resident, Thoracic Surgery

Laparoscopic Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation

vs Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication:

A Matched-Pair Analysis of 100 Patients

Jeffrey Javidfar, M.D.

Resident, Thoracic Surgery

Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy Versus Endoscopic Balloon

Dilatation for the Treatment of Achalasia

Janet Edwards, M.D.

Fellow, Thoracic Surgery

Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) vs laparoscopic

Heller myotomy (LHM) for the treatment of Type III

achalasia in 75 patients: a multicenter comparative


* Articles are attached

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education & Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit Designation Statement
Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1.00 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:

1.      Discuss technical aspects of cardiothoracic surgery.

2.      Discuss clinical research findings and advances in thoracic surgery.

3.      Discuss case studies, protocols and treatment guidelines as appropriate to the thoracic surgery practice.

Summary of Faculty Disclosure/Planning Committee
The following speakers and/or planning committee members have indicated they have no relationship(s) with industry to disclose relative to the content of this CME activity:  Paul Speicher, MD; Jeffrey Javidfar, MD; and Janet Edwards, MD.

The following speakers and/or planning committee members have indicated that they have relationship(s) with industry to disclose:  Matthew Hartwig, MD has indicated he is an independent contractor with Intuitive Surgical.


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Moderator: Matthew Hartwig, MD
Duke Medical Pavilion Durham, NC
Durham, NC
United States
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 7:30am to 8:30am
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

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