Reduction of Surgical Complications Through Adhesion Prevention

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Reduction of Surgical Complications Through Adhesion Prevention

We sit down with Dr. Steven Wexner to explore the formation of post-surgical adhesions, their medical and economic impact, and why surgical technique alone may not be enough to prevent them.

Dr. Wexner's work has been instrumental in establishing the double-stapling technique as the gold standard in J-Pouches, which prevent the patient from needing a permanent ileostomy. More recently, he spearheaded the establishment of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer [NAPRC], which aims to standardize and globalize the practice of colorectal surgery through international collaboration and advocacy.