Minimally Invasive Procedures
The General Surgery Didactic Program is an addition to Mercy Medical Center's expansive general surgery exposure. A wide variety of general surgical and subspecialty training is administered within the tertiary care facility and is taught by fellowship-trained faculty.
Nurses, physicians, surgeons, residents, medical students, and other interested health care professionals.
- Discuss the history of minimally invasive surgery as it pertains to general surgery.
- Discuss some advantages and disadvantages of minimally invasive techniques.
- Discuss cases in which minimally invasive procedures may not be equal to their counter parts.
- Discuss briefly the future of minimally invasive surgery.
Paul Dunlavy, DO
Dr. Dunlavy indicated no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.
Speaker(s) will disclose to attendees the nature of any financial relationships they have with the commercial firms providing support as well as the commercial manufacturers of products and/or the providers of services discussed in their presentations. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Continuing Education Credit
DO: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the guidelines from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) through the sponsorship of Des Moines University (DMU) and Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines. DMU is accredited by the AOA and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 1-B CME credit.
- 1.00 AOA Category 1B