Michael Meyers, MD, professor in the division of surgical oncology and director of the general surgery residency program, authored an editorial on his research into innovations in Surgical Techniques.
Michael Meyers, MD, professor in the division of surgical oncology and director of the general surgery residency program, authored an editorial on “Innovations in Surgical Technique and Translation to Broad Clinical Practice,” which can be read in the Journal of Surgical Oncology.
Here is an excerpt:
“The most significant evolution in surgical technique during the past 25 years has been the description and adoption of minimally invasive surgery. This evolution has come in many forms and extends from breast surgery to melanoma to GI surgery. The most dramatic shifts have been associated with laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery and associated technologic advances that continue to drive innovation in these areas, most recently robotic surgery platforms. Beginning with relatively straightforward procedures, like cholecystectomy, this has rapidly expanded to include complex operations, such as pancreaticoduodenectomy and esophagectomy. Often driven by surgical innovators, these approaches are appealing to both patients and the broader medical community. Who wouldn’t want for themselves or their patients the same procedure with smaller scars and potentially faster recovery?”