From the Editor – In – Chief: Top papers from the Southwestern Surgical Congress

Published:October 20, 2022DOI:
      In the December Issue of The American Journal of Surgery (AJS) we feature manuscripts from the Southwestern Surgical Congress. I want to thank Society Editor Sharmila Dissanaike for assembling a fantastic issue. We are happy to feature the papers from their annual meeting as highlights below:
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        • Kothari S.
        I'm drowning and need Help: the Value of the intraoperative Consult.
        Am J Surg. 2022;
        • Nasseri Y.
        • Liu A.
        • Kasheri E.
        • et al.
        Hartmann’s reversal is associated with Worse outcomes compared to elective left colectomy: a NSQIP Analysis of 36,794 cases.
        Am J Surg. 2022;
        • Pickron B.
        Hartmann's closure versus elective colectomy: similar anastomosis, different circumstances.
        Am J Surg. 2022;
        • Katzen M.
        • et al.
        Hernia recurrence after primary repair of small umbilical hernia defects.
        Am J Surg. 2022;
        • Judkins S.
        How to hit a hole in one. Fixing small umbilical hernias correctly, the first time.
        Am J Surg. 2022;
        • Romero-Velez G.
        • Burneikis T.
        • Zolin S.J.
        • et al.
        Quantifying disease-specific symptom improvement after parathyroid and thyroid surgery using patient-reported outcome measures.
        Am J Surg. 2022;
        • Chen Y.
        • Jain M.
        The promise of patient reported outcome measurements in endocrine surgery.
        Am J Surg. 2022;
        • Weinreich H.M.
        • Babu M.
        • Kamil R.
        • Williams Q.
        • Buhimschi I.A.
        Gender differences of proceduralists in perception of hand-held surgical instrument fit–A cross-sectional survey.
        Am J Surg. 2022;
        • Hallbeck M.S.
        • Lal G.
        Surgical instrument fit - What's (hand) size got to do with it?.
        Am J Surg. 2022;
        • White B.
        • et al.
        Closing the educational gap in surgery: Teaching team communication and conflict management.
        Am J Surg. 2022;
        • Coleman J.R.
        • et al.
        Implications of lack of available personal protective equipment on surgical trainees: Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
        Am J Surg. 2022;
        • Miyazaki M.
        Revision skip Hepaticojejunostomy for refractory benign Hepaticojejunostomy strictures uncontrolled by non-surgical endoscopic and transhepatic interventional approaches; -A novel surgical approach.
        Am J Surg. 2022;
        • Duong T.A.
        • et al.
        Improving surgical patient education materials using informational design with visual elements.
        Am J Surg. 2022;
        • Altieri M.S.
        • et al.
        Support of pregnancy and parental leave for trainees and practicing surgeons.
        Am J Surg. 2022;