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Sunday, January 23 from 12-4 PM

Abdominal Surgery Updates – 4 CE Credits

by Catriona M. MacPhail, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Routine abdominal procedures commonly performed in general practice have some subtleties that can make these surgeries more efficient and successful. In this program, we will review common abdominal surgeries in with a focus on updates about the techniques, preoperative workups, and postoperative care.

  1. The Abdominal Explore: Surgery as a Diagnostic Tool
    Surgical exploration of the abdominal cavity can be a valuable diagnostic tool, particularly when imaging is equivocal in helping discover what is wrong with an animal. This session will address frequently asked questions about general abdominal surgery in the cat and dog.
  2. Gastrotomy/Enterotomy DIY
    While simple GI surgery for obstructive foreign bodies seems straight-forward, there are numerous tips and tricks to make the procedures go more efficiently and smoothly. Updates on postoperative GI surgery will also be discussed.
  3. Why A Simple Cystotomy May Not Be So Simple
    Cystotomy is one of the most common surgical procedures in small animal surgery; it is most often performed for removal of uroliths. However, “cystotomy failure” occurs in up to 20% of cases, meaning stones are left behind in the bladder or urethra. Methods to avoid this and other cystotomy complications will be presented.
  4. Splenectomy Without Fancy Toys
    A splenectomy in a specialty hospital is often performed using advanced hemostatic modalities. This session will discuss tips and tricks for routine splenectomy by hand-ligation of vessels, as well as other topics involved in this procedure.

Catriona M. MacPhail, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Professor, Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery
ACVS Founding Fellow, Surgical Oncology
Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Dr. MacPhail is a Professor of Small Animal Surgery at Colorado State University (CSU) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. After receiving her veterinary degree from Texas A&M University, Dr. MacPhail completed a rotating internship, surgical residency, soft tissue & surgical oncology fellowship, and PhD all at CSU. Dr. MacPhail has been on faculty at CSU since 2004. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), and ACVS Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology. Dr. MacPhail is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings, has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is also a major contributing author for the 4th and 5th editions of Fossum’s textbook, Small Animal Surgery. Dr. MacPhail’s primary clinical and research interests include trauma, wound care and reconstruction, upper and lower respiratory surgery, gastrointestinal and urinary surgery, minimally-invasive surgery, and surgical training of the veterinary student.

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