Dr. Eric Haas and Research Team Lecture at ASCRS Conference - Houston Colon – Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Dr. Eric Haas and Research Team Lecture at ASCRS Conference

June 21, 2013

Recently, Dr. Eric Haas and the Colorectal Surgical Associates research team attended the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference covered a variety of topics, including Transanal Endoscopic Video-Assisted (TEVA) Excision. As an expert of this minimally-invasive method for removing rectal tumors, Dr. Haas was asked to participate as a faculty professor. Furthermore, he was invited to lecture at the “Meet the Professor Breakfast” session to discuss laparoscopy and robotic colorectal surgery techniques.

In addition to his TEVA and “Meet the Professor Breakfast” session lectures, Dr. Haas presented on several other topics, including:

  • Rectal cancer treatment methods – Dr. Haas presented a study comparing open, laparoscopic, and robotic colon surgeries for the treatment of rectal cancer. The research he provided shows that both laparoscopic and robotic surgery for rectal cancer are safe alternatives to open surgery.
  • Laparoscopic vs. open colon resection – The Colorectal Surgical Associates research team assisted Dr. Haas in presenting additional research regarding laparoscopic colon resection. In comparison to open surgery, the team showed that laparoscopic methods resulted in lower costs, faster recovery times, and greater overall long-term results.
  • Colorectal surgeon vs. general surgeon – Dr. Haas compared the benefits of a colon resection performed by a colorectal surgeon versus a general surgeon. His findings showed that colorectal surgeons generally outperform general surgeons in terms of the ability to achieve quicker recovery times and reduced hospital costs for patients.
  • Single-incision laparoscopic technique – Dr. Haas presented research about his experience with single-incision laparoscopic surgery, a technique in which an incision no larger than two inches can be used to perform the entire procedure.

Overall, the conference provided Dr. Haas and the Colorectal Surgical Associates research team the opportunity to share knowledge and expertise with other colorectal surgery leaders in an effort to improve patient care throughout the United States. Dr. Haas says his staff is not only able to share their knowledge, but also learn from their colleagues around the country to continually improve the quality surgical results and patient care.

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For more information about TEVA and other rectal cancer treatment options, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Haas, please contact Colorectal Surgical Associates.