The goals of this series are to: 

  1. Efficiently triage gastric cancer patients' clinic visit and schedule their surgical procedure.
  2. Have individual minimally invasive surgeons (MIS) that have attended a national surgical meeting bring back the "top 10 things" that he or she learned and present to the group during this meeting. 
  3. Look at the two weeks operating room schedule ahead of time. Complex cases are discussed. High efficiency operating room usage is implemented via recommendation of moving some cases around.
  4. Implement modified ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) program for all gastric cancer patients within SSF. 

Target Audience: This activity is targeted to all general surgeons.

Series Objectives: As a result of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Increase post operative pain control and minimize the duration of surgery and hospital stay for gastric cancer, colon cancer, and lung cancer patients.
  2. Review current and prospective general surgery cases monthly, including imaging, pathology, and surgical approach.
  3. Identify root causes of morbidity and mortality and implement ways to minimize them.

Robert Chang, MD
Rhona Chen, MD
Clyde Ikeda, MD
Fawzi Khayat, MD
David Le, MD
Robert Li, MD
Gregory Lukaszewicz, MD
James Morris, MD
Stephanie Pappas, MD
Alice Yeh, MD

Planning Committee:
Swee Teh, MD
Department of Surgery
Eleanor Becker, MD
Chief of Medical Education
Rebecca Bayrer, MLIS, AHIP
Library Services Manager
Heather Miller
CME Staff




James Morris, MD has disclosed that he is a book author for Medical Publishing and receives royalties.

Upon thorough review of all persons in a position to control content including; collection of disclosure information, our policy for Mechanisms to Identify and Resolve Conflicts of Interest, and faculty centered review, Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco has determined that the speakers and the planning committee for this activity do not have any relevant financial relationships and that Dr. Morris' disclosed relationship has been resolved. Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco takes responsibility for the content quality and scientific integrity of this CME Activity.

Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand-name products.

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Other credits have been planned on a session by session basis by this planning committee in the categories of Pain Management (1.0 per session), and/or End-of-Life Care (1.0 per session), and Radiology Technology (1.0 per session).

Session date: 
06/23/2017 - 8:30am to 9:30am PDT
Kaiser Permanente
1200 El Camino Real
2nd Floor, Classroom A&B Conference Room
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Pain/EOL
  • 1.00 Radiologic Technology
    x-ray use or diagnosis

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