The live case demonstrations during the annual AFS meeting is designed with this goal in mind:  Endoscopic and Laparoscopic approaches to GERD, achalasia, and obesity will be showcased, along with diagnosis and treatment of Barrett’s esophagus and luminal cancers.  Cases will be broadcast simultaneously from the OR and endoscopy suite, including a special feed live from Long Island New York.  This will be a truly unique opportunity for both Gastroenterologists and Foregut Surgeons to demonstrate, exchange new technologies and approaches, and collaborate!!

AFS Spring Meeting “Live from AFS!” Cases

Thursday 3/19 Afternoon:

  • Endoscopy in Barrett’s: CellVizio, WATS, Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy (VLE), cryoablation
  • Gastric Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy
  • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

Friday 3/20 AM: Including “Live from New York! With Stavros Stavropoulus”

  • POEM with NOTES Fundoplication – Inoue
  • Anti-reflux POEM- Stavropoulos
  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection
  • Full thickness resection
  • Barrett’s evaluation and treatment (VLE, RFA)
  • Hybrid TIF

Friday 3/20 afternoon

  • POEM with EndoFlip
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection/Endoscopic submucosal dissection
  • Endoscopic pouch reduction of gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic/thoracoscopic resection of esophageal leiomyoma
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy

Saturday 3/21 morning:

  • Esophagectomy with immunofluorescence
  • LINX
  • Hill procedure
  • Watson Fundoplication
  • Robotic PEH/LINX vs fundoplication