ASCRS Video Mentorship Series: Fixation of mesh to the pelvic floor during ventral mesh rectopexy

Date: July 29, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM Central
Moderators: Todd Francone, MD, FASCRS, Rami Makhoul, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Sang W. Lee, MD, FASCRS
CME Credit Hours Available: 0

The ASCRS Video Mentorship Series is a series of intraoperative video-based coaching sessions, presented in the webinar format, with the goal of sharing operative techniques and improving procedural confidence. During this webinar the moderators will review videos of Fixation of mesh to the pelvic floor during ventral mesh rectopexy.

Todd-Francone.jpg Todd D. Francone, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS, is currently on staff at both Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. At Newton-Wellesley hospital, he serves as the Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Associate Chair of Surgery and Director of the Robotics Program. Dr. Francone earned his undergraduate degree from Binghamton University, his medical degree from Upstate Medical University, SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York and completed his general surgery residency at NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Lahey Clinic in addition to a clinical colorectal oncology research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. Prior to joining Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Dr. Francone served as Assistant Professor for Surgery and Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center where he also obtained a master’s degree in public health.

From there, he returned to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center to serve as Director for Robotic Colorectal Surgery as well as Program Director of the Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Program. He also served as an instructor in medicine at Tufts Medical School. Dr. Francone is board certified in general surgery and colon and rectal surgery. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards and honors. Most recently, he was voted one of Boston’s Top Doctors from 2016 to 2022 by Boston Magazine. He has also authored numerous publications and chapters and has been involved in a variety of research studies. 

Dr. Francone has a broad experience treating benign and malignant colorectal pathology particularly diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. His clinical expertise includes organ-preserving techniques especially as they are applied to rectal cancer such as Transanal Endoscopic Surgery (TES) including Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS) and Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS). His expertise also includes advanced minimally invasive surgery performing over 600 robotic colorectal procedures in addition to thousands of single-port and multi-port laparoscopic procedures. He is well-versed in sphincter-sparing surgery such as Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME), endoluminal surgery and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). He has special interests in robotic surgery as well as the geriatric population including pre-operative risk assessment and multidisciplinary care in the elderly.

Rami-Makhoul.jpgDr. Makhoul received his B.A. from the American University of Beirut and MD from the University of Balamand in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed a residency in general surgery and basic science research at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C. He then completed a residency in colon and Rectal Surgery at the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is currently practicing colorectal surgery at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he is the Chairman of the Department of Surgery.

Lee,-Sang-W.jpgDr. Lee received his B.S. from Johns Hopkins University and MD from NYU School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency at BI/Deaconess Hospital and colon and colon and rectal surgery at NY Presbyterian Medical Center.  He is currently a professor and the chief of colon and rectal surgery at USC Keck School of Medicine. He is the holder of Costello Chair of colon and rectal disease at USC. 

Registration is free to ASCRS members and a $50 flat-fee for non-members, which includes live and on-demand access to all webinars in the series. This is a one-time registration for enrollment in the full 2022 series. You do not need to register more than once.