Scientific Plenary V: Operations Matter, Improving Efficiency

Scientific Plenary


  • Cyril Spann, MD, Emory University School Of Medicine, Decatur, GA
  • Monique Spillman, MD, PhD, Texas Oncology, Dallas, TX


  • John Curtin, MD, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Barbara Goff, MD, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Description: Efficiency in intraoperative practices will be explored with data from the Cancer of the uterus and treatment of incontinence (CUTI) study, data from multidisciplinary care teams for morbidly adherent placentas and self-reported operative time data from the Relative Value Units Surveys. Postoperative care fragmentation and loss of efficiency will be extrapolated from the National Readmission Database.

Location: Kamehameha 3

Discrepancies created by surgeon self-reported operative time and its impact on procedural relative value units (RVUs) and reimbursement

S. Uppal1, E.L. Barber2, R.K. Reynolds3, L.W. Rice4 and R.J. Spencer4
1University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 2Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA, 3University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 4University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA

Fragmentation of postoperative care after surgical management of ovarian cancer at 30 days and 90 days

S. Cham1, T. Wen1, A. Friedman1 and J.D. Wright2
1New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA, 2Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Novel management of morbidly adherent placenta: Preliminary outcomes assessment of 13 year experience with prospective multidisciplinary algorithm

L.A. Gatta, I.V. Rodriguez, K.C. Strickland, J.B. Gilner, C. Grotegut, J. Ronald, M. Bashir, A. James, P.S. Lee and A.A. Secord
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA

Concurrent surgical treatment of urinary incontinence at the time of endometrial cancer surgery is associated with improved quality of life 6 months after cancer
surgery: Cancer of the uterus and treatment of incontinence (CUTI) study

K.M. Robison1, K.S. Bevis2, C. Howe1, K. Wohlrab1, V. Sung1, H. Richter3, E. Lokich1, C.K. McCourt4, G.E. Glaser5, A.K. Brown6, S. Wethington7, M.J. Carlson8, P.A. DiSilvestro1, J.L. Lowder4, D.D. Rahn8, J.A. Occhino9, G. Dunivan10, E. Tunitsky6, G. Chen7, C. Luis1, C. Raker1 and M. Clark11
1Women & Infants Hospital, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, 2University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA, 3University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, Birmingham, AL, USA, 4Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA, 5The Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ, USA, 6Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, USA, 7Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA, 8The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA, 9The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA, 10University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 11University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA, USA