Zoltán Szabó, PhD, FICS,
Harry Reich, MD, FACOG,
Manabu Yamamoto, MD, PhD
Harold Brem, MD, FACS,
Steven F. Harwin, MD, FACS,
Michael T. Manley, PhD,FRSA
Michael A. Mont, MD.
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The Use of Permacol™ Mesh
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Bee Meng Lee, MD, MBBS,
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Consultant Surgeon, Department of General Surgery, Peter Grossberg, MD, MBBS, FRACS, FACS,
Consultant Surgeon, Head of Department of General Surgery, Anthony Clough, MD, MBBS, FRACS, GradCert (Health Stats),
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
McCarus Cosmetic Hysterectomy™ -
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Modern Dual-mobility Cup Implanted with an Uncemented Stem: About 100 Cases with 12-year Follow-up
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Silke Mueller, MD, Senior Physician, Black Forrest Hospital,
Villingen, Germany, Norbert Runkel, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery,
Head of Department of General and Visceral, Surgery, Black Forrest
Hospital, Villingen, Germany, Rainer Brydniak, MD, Senior Physician,
Department of Bariatric Surgery, Black Forrest Hospital, Villingen,
Cornelia Lorenz, MD, Consultant Surgeon, Department of
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Thomas E. Langwieler, MD, Chief Physician, Department of
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Aaron J. Johnson, MD, Fellow, Center for Joint Preservation
and Reconstruction, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai
Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, Steven F. Harwin, MD,
FACS, Chief of Adult Reconstructive Surgery and Total, Joint
Replacement, The Center for Reconstructive Joint Surgery, Beth Israel
Medical Center, New York, New York, Kenneth A. Krackow, MD, Professor
of Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo, Department
of Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic, Research Laboratory, Buffalo, New York,
Michael A. Mont, MD, Co-Director, Center for Joint Preservation and
Reconstruction, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai
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W. R. Eric Jamieson, MD, FRCS (C), FACS, FACC
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Paolo Cherubino, MD, Fabio D'Angelo, MD, Michele Francesco Surace, MD, Luigi Murena, MD, Ettore Vulcano, MD
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"The editors of Surgical Technology International have developed a superb monograph which deserves close attention by not only physicians but also the individuals who are responsible for supporting the economics of medicine." …
Frederick L. Greene, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA
Zoltan Szabo, Ph.D., F.I.C.S.
Dr. Szabo accomplishments in medical research and education have
primarily been in magnified surgery, beginning with microsurgery in
1972 (Reconstructive Neurovascular, Fertility surgery, Urology,
Ophthalmology) and subsequently in laparoscopic surgery two decades
later (general, gynecology, urology, fetal, and cardiovascular Robotic
surgery). He was involved with pioneering work in both modalities
including research and development of techniques, teaching methodology,
clinical applications, instrumentation and sutures, all of which have
become standards in numerous surgical specialties.
Established the first multidisciplinary microsurgery training and research laboratory with coworkers and they subsequently published the first teaching manual in 1975
Among other factors “Training the trainers” program was responsible for the rapid dissemination of this new modality.
In 1983 conducted a series of microsurgery lectures and workshops in Hungary the first in a series of micro and later in Laparoscopic Educational Mission.
In 1991, during the first Advanced Laparoscopic Course at the University of Utah Medical School the systematic suturing technique was introduced by Dr. Szabo, heralding in the second phase of laparoscopic evolution: Advanced Laparoscopy.
In 1992 at UC Davis with coworkers created the first successful Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy study on dogs proving its feasibility for clinical application.
In 1992 Established and run the first Formal Academic Laparoscopic teaching course as an Associate Director with coworkers at the University of California, Medical School, and Dept. of Surgery which served as a model that many other programs had emulated world wide.
He was first to accomplish a successful LIMA to LED anastomosis (22 minutes) in
A surviving large animal model using a remote Surgical Robot (Zeus), proving its potential usefulness in cardiac surgery.
He was also a principal member of a team which was first to develop direct fetal (fetoscopic) percutaneus-transuterin access and operative techniques at UCSF in a joint project with the University Of Munster, Germany
1993 First Base of the Brain Workshop with University of St. Louis, Medical School, Dept. of Neurosurgery
1993 The first series of Advanced Laparoscopic Workshop in Pecs, Debrecen, Szeged, and subsequently several workshop every year until accepting the invitation of University Szeged Medical School as a Visiting Professor to train the in house residents and interested Clinicians in 2003 an co editing the course Syllabus in 2006.
Dr. Szabo has trained thousands of surgeons over the past thirty years worldwide.
Organized extensive training programs, workshops in USA, Canada, Singapore, Florence, Caracas, Neuss, Tokyo, New Delhi, Ludhiana, Mumby, Ujvidék, Szeged, Pécs, Debrecen and Budapest.
Conducted Advanced Laparoscopic workshops in India in 1996, 2003 and 2004
He has written extensively(13 books), including co-authoring a textbook, editing an annual surgery review book, numerous book chapters and serving on the editorial board of various surgical journals.
Dr. Szabo is a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons, U.S. Section, and he is a honorary member of three prestigious surgical societies: the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Hungarian Gynecological Society, Yugoslav Endoscopic Society, honorary member, and Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (associate member). He is a member of several other surgical organizations and is the founder and Director of the Microsurgery & Operative Endoscopy Training (MOET) Institute in San Francisco, accredited with commendations for educational design from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
Previous formal academic affiliations have included with the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, (San Francisco) and the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco (UCSF) He currently serves on various committees of SAGES and is the recipient of numerous awards for his research work and innovative teaching methodology, including commendations for educational design from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
Dr. Szabo has always worked with the outstanding pioneers of surgery and their ambitious disciples, seamlessly combining talents, providing leadership, organizational skill and working tirelessly on a global scale, advancing the Science of Magnified Surgery.
In Hungary the first educational visit took place in 1983 when Pof. Gal and Prof. Lampe arranged a microsurgical workshop in Debrecen, Prof. Kis the leader of the OTKI arranged a workshop in Budapest. There was a Lecture and workshop in Szeged on the invitation of Prof. Herceg.
Prof. A. Johannes Coburg
Dr. A. Johannes Coburg had his surgical training at Oldenburg, starting 1966, and Hannover. 1969/70 he was research fellow on the field of organ transplantation with Professor Thomas Starzl at Denver. Back to Hannover Medical School, he became senior co-worker with Professor Rudolf Pichlmayr in general surgery and organ transplantation. 1978 he was elected to become head of Surgical Clinic I (General and Vascular Surgery) in the City Hospital Neuss/Rhine, Teaching Hospital of University of Düsseldorf.
His research was confined to transplant immunology,
immunosuppression, vascular access surgery, and many various general
surgical topics. His thesis (Habilitation) about „Clinical Application
of Normovolemic Hemodilution“ (1975), using autologous blood in order
to save homologous blood transfusions, was correlated with extended
circulatory and coagulation studies in major surgical procedures. For
lectures about this topic he was invited by eight American University
Hospitals that he visited on a round trip in 1976 (Boston, Chicago,
Denver, San Francisco, a.o.).
In 1979, he became Professor of Surgery.
His clinical work at Neuss comprised general (visceral), vascular, and thoracic surgery.
In 1990, he established endodcopic surgery in the City Hospital Neuss. From 1991 symposia and workshops for training in endoscopic surgery, under the auspices of German Society of Surgery, were started to be held twice a year, for 2 days each, throughout 2002, most of which together with Professor Zoltan Szabo as Chief Tutor.
Dr. Coburg has given 122 written publications and given 168 oral presentations. He is a member of German Society of Surgery since 1972, of German Society of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, of Northern-German, Rhine-Westfalian and Middle-Rhine Society of Surgery. In 2001, he was honored with the Silver Medal of the City of Neuss.
After retirement, he continues teaching at surgical seminars for medical students. He partakes in voyages and river cruises as a ship´s doctor. He is an advisor in medical litigation lawsuits, and helps to foreward the hospice idea. He is also involved in the article selection process, commissioning key authors and new surgical topics for Surgical Technology International.
Manabu Yamamoto, MD, Ph.D
Manabu Yamamoto, MD PhD, Director and Chairman, Adachi Kyosai Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Yamamoto started his endoscopic career during the surgical
internship in 1985. He did more than 500 procedures per year using
flexible endoscopy including UGI, colonoscopy, ERCP, EST, polypectomy,
hemostasis and EIS/EVL other than the surgeries. During his fellowship
at University of Colorado (1990-1992), he worked closely with Professor
Greg Van Stiegmann who pioneered laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This
has greatly influenced the future direction of his carrier. Now, he
is one of the leading endoscopic surgeon for both Japanese and
He also is well known as a director and chief singer of Japanese comedy touch singing/dancing surgeons group called “SAGES Far East” and acts at many meetings in the World. Dr Yamamoto is Board member of Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery as well as the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Raghu S. Savalgi, MD, PhD(surg), FRCS
Harry Reich, MD, FACS, FACOG,
Dr. Harry Reich is the immediate past president of the International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE) and was honorary chairman of the 2006 AAGL annual meeting. He is known worldwide as a pioneer in the field of laparoscopic surgery. His special interest and expertise include total laparoscopic hysterectomy for the large uterus, excision of rectovaginal endometriosis, adhesion surgery, and prevention and management of laparoscopic complications.
In 1991, Dr. Reich received the Excel Award for extraordinary contributions to laparoscopy from the SLS and is the first non-European honorary member of the European Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy. He was the director of advanced laparoscopic surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City from 1995 to 2000.
Dr. Reich performed a number of “firsts”, including laparoscopic electrosurgical oophorectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic lymphadenectomy in women (for ovarian c/a) and men (for prostate c/a), laparoscopic rectal resection (for excision of full thickness rectal endometriosis), laparoscopic hysterectomy for cancer, fetoscopic umbilical cord ligation (for an acardiac twin at 19 weeks gestation).
Dr. Reich’s professional memberships include the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (Past President), the International Society of Gynecologic Endoscopists (Past President) and the AAGL. Currently, Dr. Reich operates internationally at workshops.
Harold Brem, MD
Trained as a general surgeon, Harold Brem, MD FACS is the Chief of the Division of Wound Healing & Regenerative Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola NY.
The Winthrop University Hospital Wound Program focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to improving clinical outcomes for all wound patients as objectively measured by decreased wound area and improved quality of life. As part of this program, Dr. Brem directs an outpatient wound center, a dedicated inpatient wound unit and a research lab.
Dr. Brem's research, funded by the NIH includes a wound-healing laboratory focused on molecular and cellular basis of non-healing wounds, as well as novel delivery systems. His work has focused on all aspects of care including surgical technique, writing protocols, clinical trials, and wound outcomes-related research. He also developed a comprehensive Wound Electronic Medical Record (WEMR).
Additionally, he has focused on the development of standard protocols for treatment of chronic wounds and the integration of multidisciplinary, evidence-based practices for optimal outcomes in non-healing wounds, objectives that serve as the foundation for this conference. Dr. Brem is then author of numerous peer reviewed manuscripts and a recipient of multiple NIH research grants.
His passion for clinical education is apparent in the design of this certificate course. The focus is not just in providing the clinician with the best available scientific information, but rather how they can translate this knowledge into their daily practice.
Steven F. Harwin, M.D., F.A.C.S
Dr. Harwin specializes in surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder including total hip and knee replacement and arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, ACL ligament reconstruction and rotator cuff disorders. All procedures are performed in a minimally invasive fashion.
He is a designer of primary and revision hip and knee prostheses and orthopaedic instruments and devices that are have been implanted in over 1 million patients world-wide, including the Trident, Talon and Restoration PS Total Hip system, the Modular Revision Total Hip system and the Kinemax, Scorpio and Triathlon Total Knee systems.
Dr. Harwin is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Chief of Adult Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip and Knee at the Beth Israel Medical Center. He founded and directs The Center for Reconstructive Joint Surgery and has served as director of the New York Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery.
He has extensive operative experience and has performed over 12,000 joint replacements and arthroscopic procedures. He has been named a "Top Surgeon in America", "Best Doctor in America", "Top Orthopaedist in America", "Best Doctor in the New York Metro Area", and a “New York Super Doctor”.
Dr. Harwin is a member of the editorial board of several academic publications, including the Journal of Arthroplasty, Orthopedics and the Journal of Knee Surgery and has contributed more than 150 scientific articles, book chapters, surgical techniques and academic presentations.
He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Charter Member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
Further information about Dr. Harwin can be found on his website www.drharwin.com.
Editorial Advisory Board
Mohan C. Airan, M.D., F.A.C.S.,
Tom Bates, F.R.C.S.
Giorgio Brunelli, M.D.
John C. Chiu, M.D., D.Sc, F.R.C.S.
Newbury Park, California
Stephen Chadwick, M.S.,
Sir Alfred Cuschieri, M.D.,
Ch.M., F.R.C.S. Ed.
Gergely Csáky, M.D., Ph.D.
Suresh V. Desphande, MD,
New Delhi, India
Gary A. Fantini, M.D., F.A.C.S.
New York, New York
Michel Gagner, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S.
New York, New York
István Gál, M.D., Ph.D.
Kenneth Hansraj, M.D.
New York, New York
Edward R. Howard, M.S.,F.R.C.S.
W. R. Eric Jamieson, M.D.,F.R.C.S.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Steven G. Kaali, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
New York, New York
Morris D. Kerstein, M.D.,F.A.C.S.
Jonathan Kruskal, Ph.D.
James E. Lewis, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
San Francisco, California
Adolph Lombardi, M.D.
Paolo Maccharini, M.D.
R. Unnikrishnan Nair, M.D.,F.R.C.S.
Ernane D. Reis, M.D.
New York, New York
Col. Richard M. Satava, D.,F.A.C.S.
Raghu Savalgi M.D., Ph.D(surg), F.R.C.S.
New Haven CT
Paul S. Strange, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Christof Sohn, M.D.