Honorary Chairman's Speech - The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Future of Endoscopic Surgery Worldwide

Erian, Mark (2007). Honorary Chairman's Speech - The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Future of Endoscopic Surgery Worldwide. In: Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Opening ceremony. 16th SLS Annual Meeting aand Endo Expo 2007, San Francisco, (). September 5-8, 2007.

Author Erian, Mark
Title of paper Honorary Chairman's Speech - The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Future of Endoscopic Surgery Worldwide
Conference name 16th SLS Annual Meeting aand Endo Expo 2007
Conference location San Francisco
Conference dates September 5-8, 2007
Proceedings title Opening ceremony
Place of Publication San Francisco
Publisher Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Publication Year 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Collection year 2008
Abstract/Summary It is an honour to be asked to be the Honorary Chairman for the 16th SLS Congress, and I strongly feel that our SLS is the leader of multi-disciplinary endoscopic surgery worldwide. In fact endoscopic surgery is practically feasible and offers many advantages including better exposure of the operation field, magnification and adequate panoramic view, and operating very close to the affected tissue1. During the latter part of the 20th Century, endoscopy revolutionised surgical practice so much that clinicians who do not practice advanced endoscopic techniques would be losing an important dimension of contemporary surgical practice 2. With the early introduction of endoscopy in surgical disciplines, it was not uncommon to perform diagnostic endoscopy to diagnose a pathology; followed by a laparotomy to affect definitive treatment 3,4. “Conversion” to laparotomy has known complications 5. While conventional surgery will continue to be a part, albeit diminishing, in professional training programs 6,7, endoscopy is the “gold standard” approach to manage the majority of surgical problems both in elective and emergency situations 8-15. This immeasurable improvement has eventuated as a result of continuous upgrading of endoscopic surgical skills and knowledge, technological advances at diagnostic and operative spheres, improved instrumentation and better interdisciplinary co-operation between active clinicians practicing relevant fields of endoscopic surgery 16-21and hence the valuable role played by multi-disciplinary endoscopic societies notably Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. As the future is a continuum of the past and present and without ideas there is nothing; without ideas and without innovation there is nothing to test 22. It may be relevant to consider some historical aspects of endoscopy. As a gynaecologist, I shall discuss the rocky paths of laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. For centuries, physicians aspired to inspect different body cavities by the use of visual aid 23.
Subjects 920507 Women's Health
111402 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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Q-Index Code E1

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