Webinar: Contemporary management of complex anorectal fistulae

Date: March 17, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM Central
Moderator: Kyle Cologne, MD, FASCRS
Presenters: Arun Rojanasakul, MD, Toyooki Sonoda, MD, FASCRS, Adrian Ortega, MD, FASCRS, Katerina Wells, MD, FASCRS
CME Credit Hours Available: 1

This webinar will explain the surgical options available for management of complex anal fistulae.

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the indications, technique and complications of Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract (LIFT) procedure
  • Identify the indications, technique and complications of Endorectal advancement flap procedure
  • Explain the current role of fistula plugs and discuss the emerging technologies in management of complex anorectal fistulae
Kyle Cologne is Associate Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California where he is the program director for the fellowship program. He is also section editor at the Diseases of the Colon and Rectum for video vignettes, dynamic articles, podcasts and visual abstracts. 

Prof. Arun received his MD from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He’s a visiting colorectal surgery fellow at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He’s previous president of Asia Pasific Federation of Coloproctology (APFCP) and Thailand Society of Colorectal surgery. He also received Honorary fellow from many international Society of Colorectal Surgeons (Singapore, Hongkong, India, Philippine, USA). He is the pioneer of LIFT procedure. Currently, he is the Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Bumrungrad Internaltional Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. 

Dr. Sonoda is Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery and Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at NYU Langone - Long Island Hospital. He completed his residency in colon and rectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in 2000, following a year as a fellow in laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in 1999. He has a diverse practice including inflammatory bowel disease, colon and rectal cancer, benign conditions of the colon, as well as anorectal disease.

Adrian E. Ortega is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California. He is a son of East Los Angeles who completed his studies at Stanford University and Harvard Medical School. He has dedicated most of his 36-year career in the service of the LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Evaluation and treatment of complex anorectal infection have been at the forefront of his academic interests. 

Katerina Wells is a staff colorectal surgeon at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas. She serves as the Director of Colorectal Research and Assistant Program Director of the Colorectal Surgery Fellowship. Dr Wells has a broad colorectal practice including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and benign abdominal and anorectal pathologies. 


The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASCRS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM upon successful completion.