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Rectal Cancer Surgery 2012 and Beyond

Joseph Martz, MD, Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, presents on the history and latest advances to the surgical approach to rectal cancer. The evolving role of robotic surgery and its benefits are discussed along with a review of the most recent literature to support the role of robotics in rectal cancer therapy.

Target Audience

General surgeons, colon and rectal surgeons, gastroenterologists

Learning Objectives

  • Review of the history and background to the surgical approach to rectal cancer
  • The influence of pelvic anatomy on the surgical treatment of rectal cancer
  • The role of minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of rectal cancer.
  • The potential advantages of robotic surgery in rectal cancer surgery.
  • The Beth Israel experience

Accreditation Statement

Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Beth Israel Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals have established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. 

The following have reported that they do not have any financial relationships to disclose: 
Joseph Martz, MD


Joseph Martz, MD

Joseph Martz, MD Dr. Joseph Martz is Chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Martz offers a comprehensive range of services for colon and rectal conditions, with the full spectrum of traditional and minimally invasive surgical interventions, including leading-edge expertise ...
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