Celebrating the life of Donald O. Castell, 1935-2021

My mentor and friend of 40 years, Donald Overton Castell or as most of us knew him, DO or DOC passed away Jan 8, 2021.  Born in 1935, the son of a butcher, DO was an accomplished trumpet player as a young boy, a concert master in high school and lead trumpet for the Maryland […]

AFS Bariatric Committee statement on combined bariatric procedures and MSA

A recent review of the MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program) by authors Clapp, et al.n observed that magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) is being performed prophylactically for gastroesophageal reflux disease  (GERD) at the time of primary bariatric surgery (18 in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy  [LSG] and 6 in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass [RYGB] patients). […]

Hear Dr Lipham discus Controversies in GERD

ISDE presents: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease ( GERD) is the most prevalent esophageal disease. It is a condition affecting up to 20% of the western world and has a significant negative impact in the patient’s quality of life. Join us for the next live presentation and discussion on Controversies in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. This interactive presentation […]

Videos from AFS annual meeting now available

Did you miss the event of the year???? Well, you can watch it at your convenience: click here.

Create the cover for the AFS Journal: Foregut

AFS Journal Cover Contest For the 2021 AFS Journal, we are opening up the submissions for the journal cover to the entire American Foregut Society! This is your chance to be featured on the FRONT COVER of the 2021 journal if selected! Rules:   Open to any member of the AFS  Must incorporate:  Foregut, Journal […]

Link to AFS annual meeting

To join the meeting this Friday, HERE IS THE LINK You will enter the email you registered with and the meeting password: AFS2020 The site will go live on Friday.

AFS Annual Meeting Starts Friday

Don’t miss out on the meeting of the year! Click here to register. REGISTRATION FREE FOR RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS Click HERE to go to the meeting log in page.

Thursday night webinar- Discover the potential value of da Vinci for Foregut Surgery

REGISTER HERE Hear how—and why—your peers have incorporated da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgery in their foregut practices. Join Caitlin Houghton, Prakash Gatta, Mike Awad, Reginald Bell, and Dan Oh. For more information, click here.  

Heller vs POEM declared a tie! Click here if you missed the match!

Great discussion between Dr Santiago Horgan and Dr Ken Chang on robotic Heller vs POEM. Click here to watch!

Heller vs POEM Saturday July 25th 7am PDT, 8am MDT, 9am CDT, 10am EDT

Don’t miss the showdown between Dr Santiago Horgan and Dr Ken Chang Saturday July 25th. 7am PST, 8am MST, 9am CST, 10am EST. Click here to watch live.