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SPECIALTY SOCIETIES American College of Osteopathic Surgeons at the AUA: Preview of the 10th Annual American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Urological Surgery Discipline at the 2022 AUA Annual Meeting

By: W. Britt Zimmerman, DO, FACOS, FACS | Posted on: 01 May 2022

Join us for the 10th Annual American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) Urological Surgery discipline meeting on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in New Orleans, Louisiana. Our presenters will provide a combination of innovation and best practices for the medical and surgical management of urological patient care. Led by Chair Dr. W. Britt Zimmerman, topics will include updates in antibiotic management, female urological needs, the use of magnetic resonance imaging in prostate cancer risk stratification and renal stone management. Additionally, we will cover depressive disorders in the oncology population, updates in urethral stricture management, impacts of a statewide surgical improvement collaborative, adrenal and renal tumor management, transgender patient care and benign prostate disease. The Program Chair has organized topics to focus on the needs of the private practice-based urologist while providing highlights in the changing field of urology.

Nathan E. Hale, DO, FACOS, of Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia, will discuss major depressive disorders in urology. Dr. Hale’s recent publications focus on muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

Richard C. Sarle, MD, MS, of Sparrow Hospital Systems in Michigan, will present on the quality improvement research, MUSIC (Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative). Dr. Sarle’s recent publications include partial nephrectomy and minimally invasive radical cystectomy.

Craig Rogers, MD, FACS, of Henry Ford Health System in Michigan, will discuss current treatment options for managing kidney tumors. Dr. Rogers’ recent publications include COVID-19 infection among patients on testosterone replacement therapy, parameters for oncocytic renal neoplasms and urological pathology, and floating kidney.

Humphrey O. Atiemo, MD, of Henry Ford Health System in Michigan, will present on female urology. Dr. Atiemo’s recent publications include vaginal free graft dorsal onlay urethroplasty, enterocystoplasty and continent catheterizable stoma after bariatric surgery.

Samuel G. Deem, DO, FACOS, of Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia, will discuss managing small adrenal masses. Dr. Deem’s recent publications include primary melanoma of the urinary tract and tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

Bruce L. Jacobs, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, will present on antibiotics. Dr. Jacobs’ recent publications include surgical robotics in urology, disparities in bladder cancer, and a comparison of urological malignancy referrals before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michael Stencel, DO, MS, of the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, will discuss prostate cancer risk stratification in the era of magnetic resonance imaging. Dr. Stencel’s recent articles include robotic resection of fibroepithelial polyp and neurofibroma of the bladder.

W. Britt Zimmerman, DO, FACOS, FACS, of Michigan State University, will present on urethral reconstruction. Dr. Zimmerman is the Chair of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Zimmerman’s recent publications include genitourinary injuries in trauma patients.

Kenneth G. Sands, DO, MBA, of Washington University Physicians in Missouri, will present on kidney stone management. Dr. Sands’ recent publications include radical nephrectomy via contemporary pure laparoscopic or robot-assisted laparoscopic means and reducing the risk of thoracic complications during supracostal percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

Richard A. Santucci, MD, FACS, of Crane Center for Transgender Surgery in Texas, will present on transgender patient care. Dr. Santucci’s recent publications include optimization of second-stage metoidioplasty and urethral stricture after phalloplasty.

The lectures during this time will provide a maximum of 8 American Osteopathic Association Category 1A credit hours and 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM hours.