Current ongoing projects

Ongoing 2019 projects:

1. Developing a Patient-reported Outcome (PRO) Instrument to Measure Recovery after Abdominal Surgery: Conceptual Framework and Item Generation

2. Development and validation of endoscopic submucosal dissection skills assessment tool

3. Does patient activation matter in surgery? The relationship between patient activation and postoperative outcomes

4. The effect of prehabilitation compared to rehabilitation alone on oncological outcomes in patients undergoing colorectal surgery for cancer

5. A Prospective Registry to Compare the Clinical, Functional, And Oncologic Outcomes After Abdominal or Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) For Rectal Resection

6. Development and validation of metrics for a transanal total mesorectal excision learning model

7. Imapct of pre-operative carbohydrate drink provision on  attenuating per-operative insulin resistance in major thoraco abdominal surgery

8. Long Term Outcomes of Short Course Radiotherapy Followed by Delayed Surgery for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

9. Use of a Mobile App (CareSense) to Improve Patient-Physician Communication, Patient Engagement & Health Outcomes in Digestive Diseases

10. The difference in gastrointestinal recovery between patients undergoing right-sided versus left-sided colectomy in patients undergoing colorectal surgery for cancer

11. Development of a Simulation Curriculum to Teach and Assess Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing Skills using Telemedicine Technologies Principal investigators

12. Long term effects of becoming a living kidney donor

13. Reciprocal peer mentorship for practicing surgeons

14. Investigating simulation and assessment platforms 

15. Development of a Web-Based Tool to Assess Decision-Making for Trans-Anal Total Mesorectal Excision

16. Investigating the role of intestinal microbiome and gut inflammation in post-operative ileus

17. Perioperative Hemodynamic Instability in Normotensive Pheochromocytoma Patients: A Case Series

18. Lymphatic mapping for colon cancer using indocyanine green fluorescence imaging

19. Per-oral Endoscopic Esophagomyotomy (Poem)

20. Defining the gaps of advanced cognitive skills between expert surgeons and trainees in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: An in-depth qualitative analysis

21. Prescription of Analgesics after postoperative hospital discharge: An International Survey

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