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The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Guide to Surgery
Taught by: Eric A. Rose, M.D., and leading Columbia surgeons

Description
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Far too often, patients blindly accept a recommendation to have surgery. Whether overwhelmed by an abundance of confusing medical information, unwilling to question their physician's advice, or simply too afraid to consider the implications of surgery, many patients never truly evaluate their surgical options. In this e-seminar, Eric A. Rose, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Surgeon-in-Chief at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, empowers patients with the necessary set of tools to make informed decisions about surgery. For those patients who do choose to undergo surgery, this e-seminar also offers access to leading Columbia surgeons discussing important surgical procedures. The procedural section will receive periodic updates with additional operations.

E-Seminar Length:3-5 hours
Start Date:Anytime
Credits:Not-for-Credit
Prerequisites:None
Moderator:None
Columbia Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni:FREE

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E-Seminar Objectives | Outline | Instructor's Background | Recommended Reading | Technical Requirements

E-Seminar Objectives
•    Consider alternatives to surgery.

•    Get a second opinion.

•    Learn to choose the right surgeon and surgical facility.

•    Walk through surgical procedures with leading Columbia specialists as they discuss symptoms, surgical indications,procedural approaches, recovery time, and new advances in treatment.

      •   Cerebral Aneurysm Repair, Robert A. Solomon, M.D.

      •   Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.

      •   Hip Replacement, William B. Macaulay, M.D.

      •   Hysterectomy, Daniel H. Smith, M.D.

      •   Lung Resection and Removal, Lyall A. Gorenstein, M.D.

      •   Valve Repair and Replacement, Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.


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Outline
1. Surgical Decisions
     Introduction
     Patient Empowerment
     Strategies for Effective Decision Making
     Alternatives to Surgery
     When and How to Get a Second Opinion
     Finding the Right Surgeon
     Conclusion
2. Surgical Procedures
     Cerebral Aneurysm Repair
     Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
     Hip Replacement
     Hysterectomy
     Lung Resection and Removal
     Valve Repair and Replacement

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Instructor's Background
Instructor Background
Dr. Eric A. Rose is Morris and Rose Milstein, Johnson & Johnson Professor of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (Columbia P & S) and Chairman, Department of Surgery at Columbia P & S. He also is Surgeon-in-Chief, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Director of Cardiothoracic Services at St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, NJ. His clinical specialties include cardiothoracic surgery, adult and pediatric cardiac transplantation, and mechanical heart assistance. His research interests include novel anticoagulants, vascular biology, mechanical alternatives to transplantation, and surgical outcomes research.

Dr. Rose is a graduate of Columbia P & S and completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He is the author of Second Opinion: The Columbia Presbyterian Guide to Surgery, published by St. Martin's Press.


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Recommended Reading
Rose, Eric A., M.D. Second Opinion: The Columbia Presbyterian Guide to Surgery. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.

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Technical Requirements
You will need to use a computer with Internet access to complete this course. We recommend the following minimum configurations:

IBM-COMPATIBLE PC
Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, or NT
64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)
Monitor: 800x600 resolution recommended
Connection: Internet service and 56K modem minimum
Browser: Internet Explorer 4 or above (Internet Explorer 5 strongly recommended) or Netscape 4.7 or above
Sound Card (if you can hear audio you have a sound card)
Plug-ins: RealPlayer 7 or later; Flash Player 5 or later; Acrobat Reader 5 or later
(all plug-ins are free)

MACINTOSH
MAC OS 8.6 or higher
64 MB of RAM (128 recommended)
Monitor: 800x600 resolution recommended
Connection: Internet service and 56K modem minimum
Browser: Internet Explorer 5 or above or Netscape 4.7 or above
Sound Card (if you can hear audio you have a sound card)
Plug-ins: RealPlayer 7 or later; Flash Player 5 or later; Acrobat Reader 5 or later
(all plug-ins are free)


*Note: This e-seminar is optimized for high bandwidth connections.

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