Our Webinars

Legends Series

Dr. Robert Ossoff

Original Air Date: August 14, 2020

Join us in the journey of the legend as he gives us insights into his life and his achievements. Join us to be inspired by one of the best physicians in his field.

Most known for being the first Maness Professor and chair of Otolaryngology and for his role in founding the Vanderbilt Voice Center in 1991, Dr. Ossoff has held an array of positions since he joined Vanderbilt’s faculty in July 1986, including the first director for the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs, chief of staff for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital, assistant vice chancellor of Compliance and Corporate Integrity and executive medical director for the Vanderbilt Voice Center. He was also highly involved with the creation of the Free Electron Laser Center at Vanderbilt University, bringing with him knowledge he gained during his residency and faculty appointment at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Dr. Ossoff will be joined by Dr. Michael Johns, Director, USC Voice Center, Dr, Albert Merati, Chief of Laryngology, UW Medicine’s Head and Neck Surgery Center, and Dr. Gaelyn Garrett, Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Surgery Series

Congenital Cholesteatoma: Surgical Procedure through an Endaural Approach

Original Air Date: June 25, 2020

Surgery for congenital cholesteatoma is challenging in a narrow pediatric middle ear, notably when the congenital cholesteatoma fills the whole tympanic cavity.

In this webinar, I will show a movie that details the various stages of the surgery, from removal to reconstruction.

We will discuss how to separate the cholesteatoma from the tympanic membrane, how to decrease the volume of the cholesteatoma to remove it safely, how to identify the stapes safely. I will also present the consensus statement of the IPOG experts group concerning this surgery.

Laryngology Series

Augmented Balloon Dilation with Dr. Michael Rutter

Original Air Date: August 7, 2020

In partnership with our colleagues at Bryan Medical (www.bryanmedical.net), this next installation of CSurgeries’ series on laryngology features Dr. Michael Rutter, Director of UC’s Aerodigestive Center and Professor of Pediatrics, as he presents his approach to Augmented Balloon Dilation. Dr. Rutter will share video content of previous cases along with detailed commentary on his approach.

Dr. Michael Rutter is an ENT surgeon specializing in pediatric otolaryngology with an emphasis on airway problems in children, adolescents and young adults. His interests include tracheal reconstruction and complex airway surgery. Dr. Rutter was honored to receive the 2016 Gabriel Frederick Tucker Award from the American Laryngological Association, and the 2018 Sylvan Stool Teaching Award from the Society for Ear Nose and Throat Advancement in Children (SENTAC). These awards are for his contributions to the field of pediatric laryngology.

Otology Series

Current Techniques, Pearls and Strategies for Cochlear Implantation

Original Air Date: May 29, 2020

In the second installation of CSurgeries’ series in otology, join this interactive webinar with Dr. Sharon Cushing, paediatric otolaryngologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, and an Associate Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto, Dr. Samantha Anne, faculty member and otolaryngologist at the Cleveland Clinic, and Dr. Rodrigo C. Silva, Director, Ear and Hearing Center, Texas Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine. This panel of experts will discuss how Cochlear implantation (CI) has evolved into the standard of care for the rehabilitation of children with significant hearing loss. These faculty members will discuss videos showcasing the most current techniques for CI in children, as well as pearls and strategies to avoid complications.

COVID Series

Covid-19 Impact on Anesthesia and Aero-Digestive Surgeries

Original Air Date: May 9, 2020

Please join us for an interactive webinar on a variety of topics related to COVID 19. Organized by the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India and moderated by Dr. Jayanthy Pavithran, Dr. Deepak Mehta, and Dr. Kishore Sandu, this panel will discuss the following topics:

1. Practical tips for endoscopy and use of powered instruments. | Presented by Dr. Deepak Mehta, Director, Pediatric Aerodigestive center and Dr. Shasidhar Tatavarthy, Senior consultant, Head, Ent Head Neck surgery Artemis Hospitals, Delhi

2. Psychiatry and C19. | Presented by Dr. Kusum Kathpalia (NY State)

3. Covid 19: An anesthetist’s view point from its pathogenesis to future airway interventions. | Presented by Dr. Patrick Schoettker, Medecin Chef- Anesthesia department. Lausanne University Hospital. Switzerland

4. Airway surgeries during Covid times. | Presented by Dr. Kishore Sandu, Medecin Chef, ORL department, Lausanne University Hospital. Switzerland.

5. Albatross Cases In Airway. | Presented by Dr. EV Raman , Consultant ENT Surgeon, Convenor, Children’s Airway and Swallowing Center ( CASC),Manipal Hospital, Bangalore and Dr.Rakesh Srivastava, Senior Consultant (Laryngologist, Sushrut Institute of Plastic Surgery & Super speciality Hospital, Lucknow, India.

This webinar is geared towards: airway surgeons (adult & pediatric), laryngologists, ENT, anesthesiologists and phoniatricians (SLP).

For more info on the CSurgeries webinar series, please go to www.csurgeries.com

Webinar Archive

Culture War: Positive vs. Negative Resilience Training in Healthcare

Original Air Date: August 22, 2019

Shame and Blame. Perfectionism. Error-Driven. Laser Focused on Mistakes. Does that sound like a description of a winning culture?

The practice of medicine is difficult, and the culture in healthcare can make it harder to deliver excellent patient care. What if we turned our focus to the positive?

There are times when negative resilience training reinforces important lessons. However, there are more times when positive resilience training would have a far greater impact on us, and others, particularly our patients.

In this webinar, SurgeonMasters founder Jeffrey Smith, MD, FACS, CPC, will describe positive and negative resilience training, give examples of each, and offer opportunities to use positive personal and team resilience habits over negative ones.