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Reducing Bile Duct Injuries, While Advancing New Technologies

Aired on 10.06.2016
Reducing Bile Duct Injuries, While Advancing New Technologies
Join us for a FREE GlobalCast with Drs. J. Ponsky, T. Ponsky, Rosenthal, Dip, & Santos. These doctors will be discussing the reduction of bile duct injuries, stone management, ICG, ERCP, IOC and Ultrasound, and what the future hold for fluorescence.


The KARL STORZ ICG Imaging System enables surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery using standard endoscopic white light as well as NIR light. This enhanced capability allows for optimal visualization of the bile ducts and perfusion assessment. The virtual Symposium will also focus on Common Bile Duct Exploration using a video choledochoscope, and provide a comparison of Intra-operative Cholangiogram and Ultrasound.

In addition, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholagio-Pancreatography (ERCP) will be examined vs. Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration. 

Directors & Faculty


Jeffrey Ponsky, MD

Jeffrey L. Ponsky joined The Cleveland Clinic as the Director of Endoscopic Surgery and was their first Executive Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center.  In 2005 he assumed the Oliver H. Payne Professorship and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Case Western University School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland.  Dr. Ponsky served as Surgeon-in-Chief at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Currently, after a 9.5 year hiatus, he has returned to the Cleveland Clinic as a senior staff surgeon in both GI and General Surgery. In addition, he holds a half time leadership appointment in the Office of Patient Experience. 

Todd Ponsky, MD

Director, Clinical Growth and Transformation; Pediatric Surgeon, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati

Additional Faculty

Fernando Dip, MD, MAAC

Chief of Research Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Hospital de Clinicas Jose de San Martín in Buenos Aires,

Raymond Onders, MD

Director, Adult Minimally Invasive Surgery, UH Case Medical Center, Interim Division Chief, General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, UH Case Medical Center, Professor, Surgery, CWRU School of Medicine

Raul Rosenthal, MD

Chairman, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Director, General Surgery Residency Program, Director, Bariatric and MIS Fellowship Program Cleveland Clinic Weston,FL, Professor of Surgery Herbert Wertheim School Medicine, Florida International University Charles E.Schmidt College Medicine, Florida Atlantic University

Byron Santos-Aleman, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth. 

Attended medical school MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2006. Did his residency in General Surgery, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Fellow, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.


10:00 am - 10:15 am
Welcome & Introduction

10:15 am - 11:15 am
• Reducing BDI with ICG • Clinical indications – today, tomorrow, & beyond • Clinical benefits & potential challenges • What’s the future of fluorescence? • Ultrasound

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
CBD Exploration
• IOC vs Ultrasound • CBD Exploration w/ video choledochoscope
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
• Description and indications • ERCP vs LCBDE
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Closing Remarks

Topics Covered


  • Use of NIR/ICG
  • Common Bile Duct Exploration
  • ERCP Procedures
  • Ultrasound vs. IOC