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Surgical Speakers Bureau

In keeping with Stony Brook's commitment to community service, the faculty members of the Department of Surgery are available to present lectures to the general public and to health professionals on a range of topics related to those surgical areas in which they have special expertise:

Bariatric, Foregut, and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery (631-444-7298)

  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Acute abdomen
  • Achalasia
  • Adrenal disease
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric and metabolic surgery
  • Biliary disease
  • Cholecystitis
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Endoscopic management of GI disease
  • Foregut surgery
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  • General surgical problems
  • GI bleeding
  • Hernia
  • Minimal access surgery
  • Minimally invasive approaches to GERD and benign esophageal disease
  • Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES)
  • Paraesophageal (hiatal) hernia
  • Splenic disease

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Breast Surgery (631-444-5976)

  • Breast cancer/surgery
  • Breast conservation
  • High-risk surveillance for breast cancer
  • Inheritable breast cance
  • Lumpectomy
  • Minimally invasive therapies for breast cancer
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Sentinel lymph node management

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Burn Care (631-444-8329)

  • Banking skin
  • Burn care
  • Cultured autologous skin grafting
  • Laparoscopy: minimally invasive surgery
  • Nutritional support

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Cardiothoracic Surgery (631-444-1095)

  • Automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Maze operation for arrhythmias
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery
  • Robotic bypass surgery
  • Transmyocardial revascularization
  • Ventricular assist devices and destination therapy

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Colon and Rectal Surgery (631-444-2704)

  • Algorithmic approach to the treatment of gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Anastomotic techniques: an update
  • Are anorectal physiologic studies of value
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of anal fistula surgery
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of fissure surgery
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of hemorrhoid surgery
  • Colon cancer
  • Colonic volvulus
  • Colonoscopy
  • Complications of stomas and their management
  • Crohn’s disease: an update
  • Differential diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Evaluation and management of acute diverticulitis
  • Evaluation and management of anal incontinence
  • Follow-up of colorectal cancer: is it worthwhile?
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Ileal pouch anal anastomosis or restorative proctocolectomy (Park’s procedure)
  • Indications and technique of anoplasty
  • Laparoscopic assisted or hindered colectomy
  • Laparoscopic colon/liver surgery
  • Local treatment of rectal cancer
  • Management of colorectal trauma
  • Management of rectal prolapse
  • Minimally invasive surgery for colon/liver
  • Newer options and results in surgery for inflammatory bowel disease
  • Office management of anal problems
  • Rectal cancer
  • Screening for colorectal cancer
  • Secca procedure for anal incontinence
  • Sphincter-saving alternatives for rectal cancer
  • Stricturoplasty
  • Use of seprafilm to prevent abdominal adhesions

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Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (631-444-3993)

  • Facial reanimation surgery
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Head and neck cancers, tumors and masses
  • Hearing loss
  • Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
  • Otitis media and cholesteatoma
  • Thyroid and parathyroid problems

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Pediatric Surgery (631-444-2293)

  • Acute abdomen in children
  • Alimentary tract anomalies
  • Burn care in children
  • Chest wall deformity
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Empty scrotum
  • Intestinal obstruction in the newborn
  • Liver/biliary disorders in children
  • Management of empyema
  • Management of Hirschsprung's disease
  • Minimally invasive surgery in children
  • Neck masses in children

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Anti-aging
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Burn reconstruction
  • Cleft lip/palate surgery
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Eyelid reconstruction
  • Face lift
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Gender affirmation surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Sex reassignment surgery
  • Skin cancer

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Podiatric Surgery (631-444-1279)

  • Biomechanical imbalances including bunions and hammertoes
  • Charcot foot deformities
  • Diabetic foot
  • Gouty arthritis
  • Heel pain
  • Hypertrophied mycotic nails
  • Infections or ulcerations of the foot
  • Pedal hyperkeratoses

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Surgical Oncology (631-444-8086)

  • Ablative therapies for the treatment of liver
  • Carcinoid
  • Esophageal cancer and surgery
  • Esophageal cancers
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs)
  • Hepatoma/liver cancer
  • Head and neck cancer, tumors and masses
  • Heated intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Laparoscopic staging in GI cancers
  • Melanoma
  • Minimally invasive resection
  • Minimally invasive therapies for stomach and esophageal cancers
  • Molecular genetics of thyroid cancers
  • Palliative surgery
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
  • Peritoneal cancers
  • Retroperitoneal tumors
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Stomach cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Thyroid and parathyroid cancers
  • Tumors of the liver

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Trauma/Surgical Critical Care (631-444-8329)

  • ABC's of trauma management
  • Abdominal compartment syndrome
  • Abdominal trauma: spleen, bowel
  • Acute pancreatitis and its complications
  • Acute spinal injury
  • Alternatives to blood transfusions
  • Alternatives to transfusion
  • Anemia in the ICU
  • Antibiotic use and resistant organisms
  • Central line sepsis
  • Critical care in the new millennium
  • DVT and venous thromboembolism
  • Esophogeal stricture
  • Evolution of gram-positive resistant organisms
  • Fluid and electrolytes
  • Hepatoma
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic biliary surgery
  • Laparoscopic esophageal myotomy for achalasia
  • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery
  • Nutrition in the critically ill
  • Pathophysiology of ARDS
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy at the bedside
  • Pregnancy and trauma
  • Public health and the law
  • Resuscitating the resuscitator
  • Resuscitation
  • Shock
  • Spectacular cases in trauma
  • Splenectomy for hematologic disease
  • Surgical catastrophes in the ICU
  • Thoracic trauma

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Vascular Surgery (631-444-2037)

  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Carotid artery angioplasty
  • Carotid endarterectomy and CABG
  • Endoscopic treatment of severe hand and axillary hyperhidrosis
  • Endovascular surgery
  • Endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms
  • Endovascular treatment of peripheral aneurysms
  • Limb salvage surgery
  • Minimally invasive vascular interventions
  • Surgery for stroke prevention
  • Treatment of claudication
  • Treatment of diabetic vascular disease
  • Treatment of peripheral vascular disease
  • Venous insufficiency

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For more information, please call 631-444-7875.