General Surgery

Location: Los Feliz

Session Co-Chairs: Armen Aboulian, MD, Kevork Kazanjian, MD, Simon Keushkerian, MD, George G. Mutafyan, MD

13:30 Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma – Redefining Boundaries
Aram Demirjian, MD
13:55 Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy/Splenectomy for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor in an
Obese Patient
Avo Artinyan, MD, MS
14:08 Pushing the Limits of Local Excision for Rectal Cancer: Transanal Endoscopic Surgery”
Avo Artinyan, MD, MS
14:21 Challenges Limiting Liver Transplantation in the Post-MELD Era
Vatche G. Agopian, MDP
14:46 Extensive Liver Resection When Malignant Tumors Occur
Khachatur Badalyan, MD, PhD
14:59 Outcome of Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair with Permacol
Talar Tejirian, MD
15:12 Open Circular Intra-Abdominal Ventral Herniorrhaphy
Sarkis Yeretsian, MD, CSPQ, FRCS (C)
15:25 Coffee Break
15:40 Treatment of Esophageal and Lung Cancer: Current Recommendations and the Role of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Harmik J. Soukiasian, MD
16:05 Awake Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery
Ara Klijian, MD
16:18 Surgical Aspects of Kidney Transplantation in Armenia
Ara Babloyan, MD, PhD
16:43 The Evidence for a Surgical Home
Andre Atoian, MD, MBA
16:56 Open Cohort Study on Patients with Grade III and IV Hemorrhoids Using Closed Bloodless
Hemorrhoidectomy (CBH) Technique
Sarkis Yeretsian, MD, CSPQ, FRCS (C)
17:09 Anal Sphincter Reconstruction after Abdominoperineal Resection of Distal Rectal Cancer
Aleksandr M. Aghavelyan, MD, PhD, DSc
17:22 Surgical Management of Ulcerative Colitis
Armen Gregorian, MD
17:35 Adjourn