Sang Lee, M.D.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Publications

ORIGINAL REPORTS

1. Lee SW, Southall JC, Allendorf JDF, Bessler M, Whelan RL. Traumatic handling of the tumor independent of pneumoperitoneum increases port site implantation of colon cancer in a murine model. Surg Endosc 1998;12(6):828-34.

2. Lee SW, Whelan RL, Southall JC, Bessler M. Abdominal wound tumor recurrence after open and laparoscopic-assisted splenectomy in a murine model. Dis Colon Rectum 1998;41(7):824-31.

3. Southall JC, Lee SW, Bessler M, Allendorf JDF, Whelan RL. The effect of peritoneal air exposure on post-operative tumor growth. Surg Endosc 1998;12(4):348-50.

4. Southall JC, Lee SW, Allendorf JDF, Bessler M, Whelan RL. Colon adenocarcinoma and B-16 melanoma grow larger following laparotomy versus pneumoperitoneum in a murine model. Dis Colon Rectum 1998;41(5):564-9.

5. Wickens JC, Whelan RL, Allendorf JDF, Donahue J, Buxton E, McKee A, Pangeas K, Gleason N, Lee SW, Bessler M. Wound tensile strength and contraction rates are not affected by laparotomy or pneumoperitoneum. Surg Endosc 1998;12(9):1166-70.

6. Lee SW, Gleason NR, Bessler M, Whelan RL. Peritoneal irrigation with betadine following laparoscopic splenectomy significantly decreases port tumor recurrence in a murine model. Dis Colon Rectum 1999;42(3):319-26.

7. Lee SW, Southall JC, Allendorf JDF, Bessler M, Whelan RL. Tumor proliferative index is higher in mice undergoing laparotomy vs. CO2 pneumoperitoneum. Dis Colon Rectum 1999;42(4):477-81.

8. Gleason NR, Blanco I, Allendorf JD, Lee SW, Bessler M, Whelan RL. Delayed -type hypersensitivity response is better preserved following insufflation than laparotomy. Surg Endosc 1999;13(10):1032-4.

9. Lee SW, Gleason NR, Zhai C, Huang E, Bessler M, Whelan RL. Increased platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) release after laparotomy stimulates systemic tumor growth in mice. Surgical Forum 1999;L:333-5.

10. Lee SW, Southall JC, Gleason NR, Huang EH, Bessler M, Whelan RL. Time course of differences in lymphocyte proliferation rates after laparotomy vs CO2 insufflation. Surg Endosc 2000;14 (2):145-8.

11. Lee SW, Southall JC, Bessler M, Whelan RL. Lymphocyte proliferation in mice after a full laparotomy is the same whether performed in a sealed carbon dioxide chamber or in room air. Surg Endosc 2000;14(3):235-8.

12. Lee SW, Gleason NR, Allendorf JDF, Southall JC, Blanco I, Huang EH, Bessler M, Whelan RL. A heat labile serum soluble factor(s) stimulates tumor growth following laparotomy in a murine model. Surg Endosc 2000;14(5):490-4.

13. Lee SW, Bessler M, Whelan RL. Port site tumor recurrence rates in a murine laparoscopic splenectomy model decreased with increased experience. Surg Endosc 2000;14(9):805-11.

14. Huang EH, Whelan RL, Gleason NR, Maeda JS, Terry MB, Lee SW, Neuget AI, Forde KA. Increased incidence of colorectal adenomas in follow-up of patients with newly diagnosed hyperplastic polyps. Surg Endosc 2001;15(7): 646-8.

15. Lee SW, Gleason NR, Stapleton GS, Zhai C, Huang E, Bessler M, Whelan RL. Increased platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) release after laparotomy stimulates systemic tumor growth in mice. Surg Endosc 2001;15(9):981-5.

16. Lee SW, Gleason NR, Blanco I, Asi ZK, Whelan RL. Higher colon proliferative index and lower tumor cell death rate in mice undergoing laparotomy versus insufflation. Surg Endosc 2002;16(1):36-9.    

17. C.A. Jacobi, H.J. Bonjer, M.I. Puttick, R. O'Sullivan, S.W. Lee, P. Schwalbach, H. Tomita, Z.G. Kim, P. Hewett, P. Wittich, J.W. Fleshman, P. Paraskeva, T. Geßman, S.J. Neuhaus, P. Wildbrett, M.A. Reymond, C. Gutt, and R.I. Whelan. Oncologic implications of laparoscopic and open surgery. Surg Endosc 2002;16(3):441-5.

18. Lee SW, Feingold DL, Carter JJ, Zhai C, Huang EH, Stapleton GS, Gleason NR, Oh A, Whelan, RL. Peritoneal Macrophage and Blood Monocyte Function After Open and Laparoscopic-Assisted Cecectomy in Rats. Surg Endosc 2003;17(12):1996-2002.

19. Nakajima K, Lee SW, Cocilovo C, Foglia C, Kim K, Sonoda T, Milsom JW. Hand-assisted laparoscopic colorectal surgery using Gelport. Surg Endosc 2004;18(1):102-5.

20. Nakajima K, Lee SW, Cocilovo C, Foglia C, Sonoda T, Milsom JW. Laparoscopic total colectomy: hand-assisted vs standard technique. Surg Endosc 2004;18(4):582-6.

21. Lee SW, Sonoda T, Milsom JW. Three Cases of Adenocarcinoma Following Restorative Proctocolectomy with Hand-Sewn Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis: A Review of Reported Cases in the Literature. Colorectal Dis 2005;7(6):591-7.

22. Nakajima K, Lee SW, Sonoda T, Milsom JW. Intraoperative carbon dioxide colonoscopy: a safe insufflation alternative for locating colonic lesions during laparoscopic surgery. Surg Endosc 2005;19(3):321-5.

23. Lee SW, Yoo J, Dujovny N, Sonoda T, Milsom JW. Laparoscopic (LAP) vs. Hand-assisted Laparoscopic (HAL) Sigmoidectomy for Diverticulitis. Dis Col Rectum 2006; 49(4):464-9.

24. Lee SW, Sonoda T, Milsom JW. Expediting of Laparoscopic Rectal Dissection using a Hand-Access Device. Dis Col Rectum 2007; 50(6):927-9.

25. Sonoda T, Lee S, Whelan RL, Le D, Foglia C, Venturero M, Hunt D, Nakajima K, Milsom JW. Robotically assisted small intestinal stricturoplasty in dogs: A survival study involving 16 Heineke-Mickulicz stricturoplasties. Surg Endosc 2007; 21(12):2220-3.

26. Bleier J, Moon V, Feingold D, Whelan RL, Arnell T, Sonoda T, Milsom J, Lee SW. Initial repair of iatrogenic colon perforation using laparoscopic methods. Surg Endosc 2008;22(3):646-9.

27. Marcello PW, Fleshman JW, Milsom JW, Read TE, Arnell TD, Birnbaum EH, Feingold DL, Lee SW, Mutch MG, Sonoda T, Yan Y, Whelan RL.. Hand Access vs. “Pure” Laparoscopic Colectomy: A Multicenter Prospective Randomized Trial. Dis Col Rectum 2008; 51(6):818-26.

28. Pandy SR, Sonoda T, Lee S, Milsom J. Long term complications of hand assisted and standard laparoscopic surgery for diseases of the colon and rectum. Surgical Forum 2007; LVIII.

29. Offodile AC, Lee SW, Yoo J, Whelan RL, Moradi R, Baxter R, Arnell TD, Nasar A, Sonoda T, Milsom JW, Feingold DL.Does prior abdominal surgery influence conversion rates and outcomes of laparoscopic right colectomy in patients with neoplasia? Dis Col Rectum 2008; 51(11):1669-74.

 30. Stulberg J, Delaney CP, Senagore AJ, Champagne BJ, Sarker S, Efron J, Franklin ME, Lee SW, Rivadeneira D, Weiss E. Teaching laparoscopic proctosigmoidectomy (LS) to residents: A comparison of a high fidelity synthetic model and liver porcine model. Surgical Forum 2008; LIX.
 
31. Sonoda T, Pandey S, Trencheva K, Lee S, Milsom J. Longterm Complications of Hand-assisted Versus Laparoscopic Colectomy. JACS 2009; 208(1):62-6.
 
32. Milsom JW, de Oliveira O Jr. Trencheva KI, Pandey S, Lee SW, Sonodoa T. Long-term outcomes of patients undergoing curative laparoscopic srugery for mid and low rectal cancer. Dis Col Rectum 2009;208(1):62-6.
 
33. Oliveira O, Stein SL, Trencheva K, Sonoda T, Milsom J, Lee SW. Comparative outcomes of elderly patients undergoing Altemeier procedure vs. laparoscopic rectopexy for rectal prolapse. Asian J Endosc Surgery. 2010;3(2010):28-32.

 34. Cabot JC, Lee S, Yoo J, Nasar A, Whelan RL, Feingold DL. Long-term consequences of not closing the mesenteric defect after laparoscopic right colectomy. Dis Col Rectum 2010;53(3):289-92.

35. Nash G, Bleier J, Milsom JW, Trencheva K, Sonoda T, Lee SW. Minimally invasive surgery is safe and effective for urgent and emergent colectomy. Colorectal Dis 2010;12(5):480-4.

36. Keutgen XM, Filicori F, Lee SW, Zarnegar R. En bloc right hemicolectomy and pancreaticoduodenectomy for HNPCC with simultaneous mutations of MSH-2 and MSH-6. Int J Colorectal Dis 2011;26(4):527-9.

37. Ross H, Steele S, Whiteford M, Lee S, Albert M, Mutch M, Rivadeneira D, Marcello P. Early multi-institution experience with single-incision laparoscopic colectomy. Dis Col Rectum 2011;54(2):187-92.

38. Ho VP, Nash GM, Feldman EN, Trencheva K, Milsom JW, Lee SW. Insurance but not race is associated with diverticulitis mortality in a statewide database. Dis Col Rectum 2011;54(5):559-65.

39. Yan J, Trencheva K, Lee SW, Sonoda T, Shukla P, Milsom J. Treatment for right colon polyps not amenable using standard colonoscopy: combined laparoscopic-colonoscopic approach. Dis Col Rectum 2011;54(6):753-8.

40. Trencheva K, Dhar P, Sonoda T, Lee S, Samuels J, Stein B, Milsom J. Physiologic effects of simultaneous carbon dioxide insufflation by laparoscopy and colonoscopy: prospective evaluation. Surg Endosc 2011;25(10):3279-85.

41. Ho VP, Stein SL, Trencheva K, Barie PS, Milsom JW, Lee SW, Sonoda T. Differing risk factors for incisional and organ/space surgical site infections following abdominal colorectal surgery.  Dis Col Rectum 2011;54(7):818-25.

42. Buitrage D, Trencheva K, Zarnegar R, Finnerty B, Aldailami H, Lee SW, Sonoda T, Milsom JW, Fahey TJ. The impact of incidental identification on the stage at presentation of lower gastrointestinal carcinoids. J Am Coll Surg 2011 PMID: 21880512

43. Lee SW, Milsom J, Nash GM. Single incision vs. multi-port laparoscopic right and hand-assisted laparoscopic left colectomy: A case matched comparison.  Dis Col Rectum 2011;54(11):1355-61.

44. Ho VP, Barie PS, Stein SL, Trencheva K, Milsom JW, Lee SW, Sonoda T. Antibiotic regimen and the timing of prophylaxis are important for reducing surgical site infection after elective abdominal colorectal surgery. Surg Infect 2011;12(4):255-60.

45. Makino T, Milsom JW, Lee SW. Feasibility and safety of single incision laparoscopic   colectomy: a systematic review. Ann Surgery 2011;255(4):667-76.

46. Chen HJ, Edwards R, Tucci S, Bu P, Milsom J, Lee S, Edelmann W, Gumus ZH, Shen X, Lipkin S. Chemokine 25-induced signaling suppresses colon cancer invasion and metastasis.   J Clin Invest 2012;122(9):3184-96.

47. Makino T, Milsom JW, Lee SW. Single-incision laparoscopic surgeries for colorectal diseases: early experiences of a novel surgical method. Minim Invasive Surg 2012;2012:783074

48. Trencheva K, Morrissey KP, Wells M, Mancuso CA, Lee SW, Sonoda T, Michelassi F, Charlson ME, Milsom JW. Identifing important predictors for anastomotic leak after colon and rectal resecetion: prospective study on 616 patients. Ann Surg 2013;257(1):108-13.

49. Lee SW, Garrett K, Shin JH, Trencheva K, Sonoda TS, Milsom JW. Long-term outcomes of patients undergoing combined endo-laparoscopic surgery (CELS) for benign colon polyps. Dis Col Rectum 2013 (accepted)

ABSTRACTS

1. Kerry Walton, Matthew Begin, Alexander Llinas, Sang Lee, and Rodolfo R. Llinas. Hindlimb Suspension During a #147;Critical Period#148; for Motor Development Impairs Locomotion and righting Reflexes in Neonatal Rats. Third IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience, 1991.

2. Southall JC, Lee SW, Donahue J, Bessler M, Whelan RL. Susceptibility to dermal bacterial infection is greater after open vs. laparoscopic cecal resection in a murine model. Dis Colon Rectum 1997;40(6):A40-1.

3. Donahue J, Whelan, RL, Wickens J, Buxton E, Allendorf JDF, Southall JC, Lee SW, Bessler M. Susceptibility to dermal bacterial infection is greater after laparotomy vs laparoscopy in a murine model. Surg Endosc 1997;11(2):A195.

4. Lee SW, Blanco I, Gleason NR, Huang EH, Bessler M, Whelan RL. Effects of peritoneal irrigation with betadine and cell attachment inhibitory peptide (RGD) on port wound tumor recurrence following lap-assisted splenic tumor resection. Surg Endosc 1999;13(3):S53.

5. Lee SW, Gleason NR, Blanco I, Huang EH, Bessler M, Whelan RL. There is no significant difference in Th2 lymphocyte dominance following insufflation versus open sham laparotomy. Surg Endosc 1999;13(3):S54.

6. Lee SW, Gleason NR, Zhai C, Huang EH, Forde KA, Bessler M, Whelan RL. Peripheral lymphocytes proliferate faster following CO2 insufflation than after sham laparotomy in mice. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 1999(42): A51

7. Lee SW, Gleason NR, Zhai C, Huang EH, Bessler M, Whelan RL. Effects of peritoneal irrigation and wound painting with povidone-iodine solution on port tumor recurrence in a murine model. Dis Colon Rectum 1999;42(5).

8. Lee SW, Gleason NR, Zhai C, Huang EH, Bessler M. Peripheral lymphocytes proliferate faster following CO2 insufflation than after sham laparotomy in mice. Dis Colon Rectum 1999;42(5).

9. C Zhai, SW Lee, E Huang, G Stapleton, N Gleason, A Oh, M Bessler, RL Whelan. Peritoneal macrophage (m??) and blood monocyte function after open vs. laparoscopic-assisted cecectomy in rats. Surg Endosc 2000;14(3).

10. NR Gleason, SW Lee, C Zhai, G Stapleton, Z Asi, E Huang, M Bessler, RL Whelan. Perioperative ranitidine restores early postoperative delayed-type hypersensitivity response in mice. Surg Endosc 2000;14(3).

11. A. Oh, S. Lee, G. Stapleton, J. Carter, P. Wildbrett, C. Zhai, M. Bessler, E. Huang, R. Whelan. Post-laparotomy mice plasma stimulates in vitro tumor growth. Dis Colon Rectum 2000;43(5):A59.

12. Sonoda T, Whelan R, Lee SW, Milsom JW. Robotic Stricturoplasty. Surg Endosc, 2003.

13. Cocilovo C, Foglia C, Nakajima K, Lee S, Sonoda T, Kim K, Milsom J. Previous abdominal surgery does not contraindicate laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery. Dis Col Rectum 2003. 1

4. Nakajima K, Lee SW, Sonoda T, Milsom JW. Intraoperative CO2 colonoscopy during laparoscopic surgery eliminates bowel distension. Surg Endosc, 2004;S087.

15. Carter JJ, Lee SW, Sonoda T, Nakajima K, Milsom JW. Short-term outcome comparing laparoscopic and hand-assisted sphincter-saving distal rectal cancer resections. Dis Col Rectum, 2004;47(5):A57.

16. Kosinski LA, Sonoda T, Milsom JW, Lee SW. High-dose Botulinum toxin injection for anal fissure is effective and does not impair continence. Dis Col Rectum 2004; 47(5):A42.

17. Yoo J, Dujovny N, Lee SW, Sonoda T, Milsom JW. Does intraoperative CO2 Colonoscopy during Colorectal Surgery Impact on Surgical Treatment? Dis Col Rectum 2005

18. Dujovny N, Yoo J, Sisko ZW, Trencheva K, Sonoda T, Lee SW, Michelassi F, and Milsom JW. Predictive factors and consequences of conversion (CNVT) during laparoscopic (LAP) colorectal (CR) surgery. Dis Col Rectum 2005

19. Sonoda T, Trencheva K, Sisko Z, Dujovny N, Yoo J, Lee S, Milsom J. Evaluation of short-term outcomes of patients older than age 80 compared to younger patients. Dis Col Rectum 2005

20. Bleier J, Lee SW. Laparoscopic Repair is an Attractive Option in Iatrogenic Colonic Perforation. Surg Endosc 2006

21. Lee SW, Sonoda T, Milsom J. Application of Bioglue Surgical Adhesive to an Experimental Small Intestinal Anastomotic Defect Significantly Increases Leakage Pressure. Surg Endosc 2006.

22. Lee SW. Nandakumar G, Sonoda T, Milsom J. Anal fissures with chronic changes are more likely to fail high dose Botulinum toxin injection and require lateral internal Sphincterotomy. Dis Col Rectum 2006

23. Lee SW, Bleier J, Sonoda TS, Milsom JW. Laparoscopic Surgery for Recurrent Crohn#146;s disease. Dis Col Rectum 2007

24. Cellini C, Lee SW, Sonoda TS, Milsom JW. Pattern of Surgical Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis over seven years in NY State SPARCS database. Dis Col Rectum 2007.

25. Feingold DL, Lee SW, Arnell TD, Nasar A, Moradi DS, Sonoda T, Milsom JW, Whelan RL. Feasibility of Laparoscopic Transverse Colectomy with Complete Division of the Middle Colic Pedicle. Dis Col Rectum 2007.

26. Stein SL, Lee SW, Sonoda T, Stein B, Samuels J, Dhar P, Briggs WM, Milsom JW. Prospective Evaluation of Physiologic Effects of Simultaneous CO2 Infusion by Laparoscopy and Colonoscopy. Dis Col Rectum 2007.

CHAPTERS AND REVIEWS

1. Whelan RL, Lee SW. Review of investigations regarding the etiology of port site tumor recurrence. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech 1999;9(1):1-16.

2. Lee SW, Whelan RL. The immunologic effects of laparoscopic colectomy. Seminars in Colon Rectal Surgery 1999;10(2):74-84.

3. Lee SW, Whelan RL: Pathogenesis: Immunological aspects of animal studies. In: Reymond MA, Bonjer HJ, Kockerling F (eds) Port-site and wound recurrences in cancer surgery, Springer, New York Berlin Heidelberg, 2000, 60-8.

4. Lee SW, Gleason NR, Whelan RL. Laparoscopic resection for colorectal cancer: Is it justified? Surg Oncol Clin N Am 2000;9(4):763-81.

5. Sang W. Lee y R. L. Whelan. Biología del cáncer y cirugía mínimamente invasiva. In: Eduardo M. Targarona Soler, Manuel Trías Folch (eds) Terapéutica mínimamente invasiva y neuvas tecnologías en cirugía general y digestive, Springer, New York Barcelona 2003, 273-9.

6. Lee SW. Laparoscopic stoma formation. In: Milsom J, Nakajima K, Bohm B: Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, second edition, New York: Springer, 2006

7. Yoo J, Lee SW. Evidence based surgery. In: Milsom J, Bohm B, Nakajima K (eds) Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, Springer, New York Berlin Heidelberg 2005 (pending publication)

8. Technology may widen reach of intraluminal resection. Surgery News 2005. Vol. 1 No. 7, 2005

9. Lee SW. The systemic oncologic implication of surgery. In: Whelan R, Fleshman J, Fowler D (eds) The SAGES manual of Perioperative Care in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Springer, New York Berlin Heidelberg 2005.

10. Lee SW. Whelan RL. Immunologic and oncologic implication of surgery: what is the latest? Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. 2006(19): 005-012.

NON-PRINT MATERIALS

1. Lee SW (eds). Laparoscopic Colon Surgery: Learn from the Experts (DVD). Laparoscopic Right colectomy, 2007.

2. Lee SW (eds) Laparoscopic Colon Surgery: Learn from the Experts (DVD) Laparoscopic Left Colectomy, 2007.

INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

1999 Invited speaker, session chairman Oncologic Implications of Laparoscopic Surgery. International Society of Laparoscopic Physiology Meeting, New York, NY

2000 Invited speaker Impact of incision length, immunosuppression, and serum factor(s) on systemic tumor growth. World Congress of High-Tech Medicine, Hanover, Germany

2001 Invited speaker Laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery. Gastrointestinal Medicine Grand Rounds. New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell University, New York, NY

2002 Session chairman Oncologic Implications of Laparoscopic Surgery. International Conference on Experimental Laparoscopy, New York, NY

2002 Instructor Laparoscopic colectomy workshop. 8th World Congress, Society of Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons meeting, New York, NY

2002 Invited Speaker Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery. Continuing Medical Education. Post-graduate Colon and Rectal Surgery Course. Istanbul, Turkey

2003 Invited Speaker Intra-operative CO2 Pneumoperitoneum and Position Related Physiologic Changes. Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting. Continuing Medical Education. Hands on laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery course, Los Angeles, CA

2003 Invited Speaker Physiologic and oncologic effects of laparoscopy. Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery course for general surgery residents sponsored by United Surgical Corporation. Norwalk, CT.

2003 Invited Speaker Surgical management of diverticulitis Surgical management of ulcerative colitis Benign and malignant anal neoplasms Combined New York Presbyterian Colon and Rectal Surgery weekly conference       

2003 Invited Speaker Devascularization and localization of the ureter and gonadal vessels. Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery course for general surgery residents sponsored by United Surgical Corporation. Norwalk, CT.

2003 Invited Speaker Oncologic implications of laparoscopy. Surgical grand rounds. Weill-Cornell Medical Center. New York, NY

2004 Invited Speaker Laparoscopic approach to rectal prolapse. Laparoscopic surgery for ulcerative colitis. Laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer. National Turkish Surgical Congress. Antalya, Turkey

2004 Invited Speaker and Instructor Laparoscopic surgery for colon and rectal cancer. Techniques of laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy. Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery course for practicing general surgeons sponsored by United Surgical Corporation. Norwalk, CT.

2004 Invited Speaker Surgical management of diverticulitis Surgical management of ulcerative colitis Benign and malignant anal neoplasms Combined New York Presbyterian Colon and Rectal Surgery weekly conference

2004 Invited Speaker The use of stapling devices in colon and rectal surgery. Power Medical Devices, Inc. New Hope, PA. 2004 Invited Speaker Oncologic implications of laparoscopy. Surgical grand rounds. St. Luke#146;s-Roosevelt Medical Center. New York, NY       

2004 Invited Speaker Oncologic implications of laparoscopic colon surgery. Surgical grand rounds. Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Brooklyn, NY

2004 Instructor Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery course for practicing general surgeons sponsored by United Surgical Corporation. Norwalk, CT.    

2004 Course Director Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery course for laparoscopic fellows sponsored by United Surgical Corporation. Norwalk, CT.

2004 Invited Speaker and Instructor Hand-assisted Laparoscopic Cadaver Course at SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center. Stony Brook, NY.

2004 Invited Speaker Current advances in colon and rectal surgery. New York Colostomy Society Meeting. New York, NY.

2005 Invited Speaker and Instructor Approach to hand-assisted laparoscopic right hemicolectomy Approach to hand-assisted laparoscopic left hemicolectomy Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery course sponsored by United Surgical Corporation. Norwalk, CT.

2005 Invited Speaker Surgical management of diverticulitis Surgical management of ulcerative colitis Benign and malignant anal neoplasms Combined New York Presbyterian Colon and Rectal Surgery weekly conference

2005 Clinical Preceptor (Jan) Laparoscopic Colon Surgery: Lectures and Live colon surgery. Providence Hospital, Detroit, MI

2005 Invited Speaker and Instructor (March, May, Dec) Hand-assisted Laparoscopic Cadaver Course at SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center. Stony Brook, NY.

2005 Invited Speaker (May)    New devices for intraluminal resection #150; Endoluminal therapy Post-graduate Course Society of Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

2005 Organizer and Instructor (June, July, Nov) Laparoscopic and Hand-assisted Laparoscopic Cadaver Course at NYPH-Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY, NY 2005 Invite Speaker (May) US Surgical #150; Autosuture, #147;How I Do It#148; session. Hand-assisted laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis. American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

2005 Invited Speaker (June) Brazilian Congress of Surgery Evidence-based laparoscopic colorectal surgery Laparoscopic total colectomy- Video Laparoscopic colorectal cancer treatment: Best indications and results Laparoscopic colorectal surgery for inflammatory bowel disease Laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer: Still controversial? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2005 Clinical Preceptor (August) Laparoscopic Colon Surgery: Lectures and Live colon surgery. Providence Hospital, Detroit, MI

2005 Course Director (Sept 15-16) Laparoscopic colon workshop sponsored by United Surgical Corporation. Norwalk, CT.

2005 Invited Speaker (Dec 10) Annual Symposium: Controversies, Problems & Techniques in Surgery Laparoscopic or Open reconstruction after a Hartmann#146;s procedure New Devices for Intraluminal Resection Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, NY, NY

2006 Course Director (Jan, June, Aug) Laparoscopic colon workshop sponsored by United Surgical Corporation. Norwalk, CT.

2006 Organizer and Instructor (Feb, June, Aug, Sept, Dec) Laparoscopic and Hand-assisted Laparoscopic Cadaver Course at NYPH-Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY, NY

2006 Invited Speaker and Instructor (May, June, Sept, Dec) Hand-assisted Laparoscopic Cadaver Course at SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center. Stony Brook, NY. 2006 Invited Speaker and Instructor (March, May, Dec) Hand-assisted Laparoscopic Cadaver Course at University of Massachusetts, Shrewsbury, MA

2006 Invited Speaker and Instructor (March, May) Laparoscopic colon workshop sponsored by United Surgical Corporation. Norwalk, CT.

2006 Invited Speaker Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy #150; hepatic flexure take-down technique American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Laparoscopic Technique Symposium, Seattle, WA

2006 Invited Speaker and Instructor American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting. Laparoscopic Colon Cadaver Course, Seattle, WA 2006 Invited Speaker (Oct) Laparoscopic Colectomy: Beyond basics #150; proctectomy with or without Reconstruction. American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

2006 Course Director (Oct, Nov) Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery course for laparoscopic fellows sponsored by United Surgical Corporation. Norwalk, CT.

2006 Invited Speaker (Dec) Hand-assisted laparoscopic colon surgery. Colon and rectal surgery congress of India. Coimbatore, India (via teleconference).

2006 Invited Speaker (Dec) Laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer: What do the studies tell us? 2nd Annual Selected Topic in Surgery sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center and SUNY downstate medical center. New York, NY.

2006 Invited Speaker (Dec) Commonly treated anorectal diseases. Gastroenterology Grand rounds. New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Medical College. New York, NY.

2006 Invited Speaker (Dec) Laparoscopic surgery for Inflammatory bowel disease. Update in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Medical College. New York, NY.

2007 Course Director (March, Oct) Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery course sponsored by United Surgical Corporation. Norwalk, CT.

2007 Invited Speaker (April) Surgical Approaches to IBD. IBD Update. New York Methodist Hospital. Brooklyn, NY.

2007 Invited Speaker (May) Laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer: Is it justified? Cancer Day symposium. Saint Francis Hospital and Health Center. Poughkeepsie, NY.

2007 Invited Speaker and Instructor American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting Laparoscopic Colon Cadaver Course, St. Louis, MO.

2007 Invited Speaker and Instructor Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Laparoscopic Colon Cadaver Course, Las Vegas, NV.

2007 Invited Speaker and Instructor (Nov) Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery course for residents United Surgical Corporation. Norwalk, CT.

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