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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.

Available Mentorship Videos


During this webinar the moderators review videos of Strictureplasty/Stricturoplasty.

Recorded: May 20, 2022
Moderators: Lisa M. Cannon, MD, FASCRS, 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
Moderators: Mark H. Whiteford, MD, FASCRS, 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
Moderators: Brian L. Bello, MD, FASCRS, 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
Moderators: Jennifer S. Davids, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Vlad V. Simianu, MD, MPH, Lisa Marie Cannon, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Finding the correct TME plane

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
Moderators: Justin A. Maykel, MD, Marco Bertucci Zoccali, MD, Alessandro Fichera, 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
Moderators: Patricia Sylla, MD, Wissam J. Halabi, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Michael McGee, MD

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
Moderators: Amir L. Bastawrous, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS, Carrie Y. Peterson, MD, MS, FACS, FASCRS, Lisa Marie Cannon, MD, FACS, FASCRS

High Ligation of IMA and IMV

Moderators review videos of high ligation of IMA and IMV.

Recorded: March 26, 2021
Moderators: Mark Soliman, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Gabriela M. Vargas, MD, MS, Alessandro Fichera, MD

Finding the Left Ureter in Diverticulitis or Obesity

Moderators review videos of finding the left ureter in diverticulitis or obesity.

Recorded: January 29, 2021
Moderators: John C. Byrn, MD, Karen N. Zaghiyan, MD, Michael McGee, MD


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Last updated: May 26, 2022