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Seminar in Medicine, 12.01.2018 , Fatih Aslan

Author: KUSOM
Time: 14:00
Location: RF / MED 176

KOÇ UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

 

 

SEMINAR IN MEDICINE
Friday, January 12th
, 2018

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Speaker           : Fatih ASLAN, MD. / Koç Unersity Hospital / Department of Gastroenterology

Title                :The role of minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for the early stage gastrointestinal system cancers

Time               : 14:00 (Refresment will served at 13:45)

Place              : RF/ MED 176

TelePresence  :  AH Dean's Room / KUH 9th Meeting Room

The role of minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for the 
early stage gastrointestinal system cancersThe role of minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for the early stage gastrointestinal system cancers

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The role of minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for the

early stage gastrointestinal system cancers

    Owing to the technologic advances every year, many conventional invasive procedures are performed in a minimally invasive manner with reduced pain, shorter hospital stays and better cosmetic outcomes. New endoscopic techniques such as Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) have been widely accepted as an effective and minimally invasive treatment for patients with premalignant and malignant early gastrointestinal lesions.

            Up-to-date, there is still scant data in West literature due to technical difficulties and high complication risks of these advanced procedures. On the other hand, even in Japan, ESD is still not widely performed in the colon-rectum when compared to gastric ESD because of anatomical demanding features of colon including its longer length, narrower lumen, extensive flexion, thinner walls, longer procedure time, and increased risk of perforation. We have been performing these techniques since 2012, and as far we know the number of procedures performed by our center is higher and with better results compared to western centers.

In conclusion, with the dramatical increase of screening methods, the detection rates of malign and pre-malign lesions will further increase as well. This may also bring increases in cost related morbidities associated with surgical procedures, moreover, the need for minimally invasive endoscopic therapies and other non-surgical techniques would be more popular.

As the Koç University School of Medicine, our effort is to be innovative and to become a center of excellence on minimally invasive procedures in the field of gastroenterology.