Prevailing Techniques for Successful Colectomies

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SEPTEMBER: Successful Colectomies

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Most patients born with a polyposis condition, including nearly all FAP patients, must eventually undergo a prophylactic colectomy to prevent the polyposis condition from progressing to colorectal cancer. Post-colectomy surgical options include restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch–anal anastomosis (IPAA), subtotal colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis (IRA), or total proctocolectomy with ileostomy. Understanding which surgical option is appropriate is a complex decision to make and will forever affect the patient’s quality of life.


This webinar will outline the pros and cons of the current colectomy-related surgical options. It will further walk participants through the presenting surgeon’s decision making process. We will specifically cover:


  • Colectomy-related surgical options

  • Considerations for choosing the appropriate course of action

  • Establishing a posts-surgical care plan, with emphasis on proper surveillance

  • Patient case studies

  • Potential complications

  • Pathways for surgical consults



Target Audience


Clinicians, including primary care physicians and gastroenterologists, physician assistants, and certified gastroenterology registered nurses interested in enhancing their knowledge of polyposis conditions; colorectal surgeons interested in broadening their understanding of polyposis conditions and how they relate to bowel diversions; basic and translational researchers and fellows in the fields of gastroenterology and gastrointestinal oncology; genetic counselors who provide care to patients with polyposis conditions or are interested in expanding their scope of care to genetic bowel cancers.



Course Presenters




Learning Outcomes


At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:


  • Define current colectomy-related surgical options.

  • Select the best surgical option for their patients.

  • Develop a post-surgical care plan for their patients.

  • Coordinate patient care with a specialist or a center for excellence.



Registration Information


6 Part Webinar Series: $40*



CEU Information



The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation to offer up to 0.6 CEUs or 6.0 contact hours (Category 1) for Preparing to Treat Polyposis Conditions. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of certification and recertification. 


     *At the time of registration, a one time $25 fee will be added for the individual's application to       the NSGC for CEUs. 



Refund Policy


Registration fees cover the cost of CEUs, production and promotion of the webinar series. Proceeds benefit the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation. If you would like to receive a refund, please email 24 hours prior to the first webinar(s) start time. Refunds will exclude a 10% processing fee.