Dr. Patrick Hsu Attends Houston Methodist Conference
Dr. Hsu Learned the Latest Essential Strategies in Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Patrick Hsu attended the Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education’s (MITIE) conference entitled “Essential Strategies in Reconstructive Surgery” last Sept. 27, 2014.
The program, as outlined by the MITIE, focused on “recent advancements in microsurgery and cancer surgery” that have led to newer techniques in “reconstruction of complex functional and aesthetic defects of the body.” Under the instruction of local, regional, and national experts led by Houston Methodist’s Dr. Warren Ellsworth, Medical Director of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Dr. Michael Klebuc of the Division of Plastic Surgery, physician-participants learned these techniques that were unavailable prior to starting their practice. Course directors Dr. Ellsworth and Dr. Klebuc ensured that fellow physicians were provided “the knowledge and tools necessary” to make their clinical practice even better.
Surgeons began the day of the conference with lectures on complex lower extremity reconstruction closely followed by one on local flaps of the hands and forearm taught by Dr. Klebuc and Dr. David Netscher, respectively. After a quick break and exhibits, participants came back to the lecture room focused on Dr. Charles Soparkar’s instructions on complex eyelid reconstruction. Then it was Dr. James Thornton’s turn to impart insights on local flaps in nasal reconstruction. The afternoon discourses featured Dr. Pierre Chevray and the latest on immediate microsurgical breast reconstruction followed by Dr. Jeffrey Friedman’s expertise on delayed microsurgery breast reconstruction. To close out the day of lectures, Dr. Ellsworth gave the latest updates on oncoplastic breast reconstruction. Throughout the conference, physician-participants were split into 6 groups and were able to apply new techniques through hands-on skills instruction using cadaveric models.
After a decidedly full day, the MITIE had met its education objectives of enabling surgeon-participants to:
- predict and diagnose reconstructive challenges faced by cancer or traumatic defect patients;
- plan and execute reconstructive surgery that addresses functional and aesthetic concerns specific to a patient’s diagnosis and condition – maximizing the aesthetic and functional outcome for the patient; and
- Predict complications from reconstructive surgical intervention, and plan for the diagnosis and treatment should they arise.
The Houston Methodist, as per the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, is one of the leading health institutions accredited “to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
Contact Memorial Plastic Surgery and request for an appointment with Dr. Hsu today to see for yourself how he applies the latest in microsurgery and cancer surgery.