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SSAT Soundbites: A Podcast Series for Surgeons

Welcome to SSAT Soundbites: A Podcast Series for Surgeons

Aug 16, 2021

This month, Dr. Jessica Zaman and Dr. Daniel Nelson are joined by Dr. Vlad Simianu. Dr. Simianu is a colon and rectal surgeon at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health in Seattle, WA who also has a special interest in population health, health-services research and surgical education. In this episode the recent review article published in the July issue of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery titled "A Cost Effectiveness Evaluation of Surgical Approaches to Proctectomy" is discussed. Dr. Simianu presents his data from a unique decision-analytic model that was used to evaluate one-year costs and outcomes of robotic, laparoscopic, and open proctectomy based on data from a previously published literature. Which approach is more cost effective and how do different variables affect these outcomes? Listen to find out.