ASCRS Video Mentorship Series is a series of intraoperative video-based coaching sessions, presented in the webinar format, with the goal of sharing operative techniques and improving procedural confidence.
A curriculum has been established that focuses on one step of one procedure (for example splenic flexure takedown). The steps identified in the curriculum will each be the topic of a webinar in the series. During the webinar, the videos will be presented anonymously. Moderators will review and provide commentary on several videos on the webinar topic and respond to questions submitted by attendees in real time.
The Video Mentorship Series is intended for the education of colon and rectal surgeons, general surgeons, colorectal fellows in training, and residents.
Available Mentorship Videos
Abdominal vs. perineal rectal prolapse repair (including mesh rectopexy)
During this webinar the moderators review videos of abdominal vs. perineal rectal prolapse repair.
Recorded: January 27, 2023
Host: Craig Olson, MD Moderators: Monika A. Krezalek, MD, MS, FACS; Alex Jenny Ky, MD, FACS, FASCRS
During this webinar the moderators review videos of rectal mucosal flaps.
Recorded: November 18, 2022
Host: Michael F. McGee, MD, FASCRS Moderators: Monika A. Krezalek, MD, FACS; Emily Steinhagen, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Left and right sided anastomotic techniques
During this webinar the moderators review videos of left and right sided anastomotic techniques (including intracorporeal, double purse string, natural orifice extraction).
Recorded: September 30, 2022
Host: Matthew Albert, MD, FACS, FASCRS Moderators: Jeffrey S. Barton, MD, FASCRS; Stephen Brandstetter, MD, FACS, FASCRS; Michelle Cowan, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Fixation of mesh to the pelvic floor during ventral mesh rectopexy
During this webinar the moderators review videos of Fixation of mesh to the pelvic floor during ventral mesh rectopexy.
Recorded: July 29, 2022
Host: Todd D. Francone, MD, FASCRS Moderators: Brooke Gurland, MD, FASCRS; Sang W. Lee, MD, FASCRS; Rami R. Makhoul, MD, FASCRS
During this webinar the moderators review videos of Strictureplasty/Stricturoplasty.
Recorded: May 20, 2022
Host: Lisa M. Cannon, MD, FASCRS Moderators: Alessandro Fichera, MD, FASCRS; Sridevi Maddineni, MD, FASCRS
High ligation of the middle colic
Moderators review videos of high ligation of the middle colic.
Recorded: March 25, 2022
Host: Mark H. Whiteford, MD, FASCRS Moderators: Jim Khan, MD, PhD, FRCS, FASCRS; Meagan Costedio, MD, FASCRS
Encircling and ligation of an intersphincteric fistula tract
Moderators review videos of encircling and ligation of an intersphincteric fistula tract.
Recorded: January 21, 2022
Host: Brian L. Bello, MD, FASCRS Moderators: Jan P. Kaminski, MD, MBA, FASCRS; Kunal Kochar, MD, FASCRS
Finding the correct plane in a right colon
Moderators review videos of finding the correct plane in a right colon.
Recorded: November 19, 2021
Host: Lisa Marie Cannon, MD, FACS, FASCRS Moderators: Jennifer S. Davids, MD, FACS, FASCRS; Vlad V. Simianu, MD, MPH
Moderators review videos of finding the correct TME plane. A proper mesorectal dissection is a key quality indicator in rectal cancer surgery. We discuss different ways to identify and stay in the proper TME plane, asking the experts for pearls they have learned in their practice.
Recorded: September 24, 2021
Host: Alessandro Fichera, MD Moderators: Justin A. Maykel, MD; Marco Bertucci Zoccali, MD
Minimally invasive stapling in the deep pelvis
Moderators review videos of minimally invasive stapling in the deep pelvis. This session features practical and pragmatic tips and tricks for transecting the low rectum and anorectal junction deep within the pelvis during minimally invasive proctectomy. User-submitted videos highlight stapler selection, techniques for assuring a complete transection, and retraction of anterior pelvic organs to avoid injury.
Recorded: July 30, 2021
Host: Michael McGee, MD Moderators: Patricia Sylla, MD; Wissam J. Halabi, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Robotic splenic flexure take down
Moderators practical tips for approaching splenic flexure mobilization using the robotic approach. User-submitted videos highlight medial-to-lateral, superior-to-inferior, and lateral-to-medial approaches, with a focus on finding the correct plane.
Recorded: May 21, 2021
Host: Lisa Marie Cannon, MD, FACS, FASCRS Moderators: Amir L. Bastawrous, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS; Carrie Y. Peterson, MD, MS, FACS, FASCRS
Moderators review videos of high ligation of IMA and IMV.
Recorded: March 26, 2021
Host: Alessandro Fichera, MD Moderators: Mark Soliman, MD, FACS, FASCRS; Gabriela M. Vargas, MD, MS
Finding the Left Ureter in Diverticulitis or Obesity
Moderators review videos of finding the left ureter in diverticulitis or obesity.
Recorded: January 29, 2021
Host: Michael McGee, MD Moderators: John C. Byrn, MD; Karen N. Zaghiyan, MD
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