UnityPoint Health - Des Moines | General Surgery Residency Program


Each spring the Society holds a symposium designed to present a comprehensive review of various topics with in depth information on diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical techniques for practicing general surgeons and other physicians who might be interested.

Some topics in the past have included breast, pancreas, hernias, colorectal, hepatobiliary, trauma, upper GI, laparoscopy, critical care, and oncologic surgery as well as complications in surgery, controversies in surgery, and emerging technologies.

While the conference is set up by the membership, other surgeons and physicians are welcome to attend the symposium.

Symposium Handouts

TSS Brochure

"Peri-op Preparation for Optimizing Outcome in Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction" - Robert Martindale, M.D., Ph.D.

"Use of Biologics in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction" - Mike Liang, M.D.

"Robotics in Surgery - The Big Picture" - David Coster, M.D. 

"Robotics in Ventral Hernia Repair" - Mike Liang, M.D.

"Robotics in Clinical Practice - Bariatrics" - Curtis Peery, M.D.

"Robotics in Colorectal Surgery" - Curtis Peery, M.D. 

"Choice of Mesh in Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction" - Robert Martindale, M.D., P.hD.

"Pearls from Conference" - Richard Sidwell, M.D.