Dr. Gagner performed the first SPIDER Mini-Gastric Bypass this week with the help of Dr. Jean-Marc Chevalier at the Centre Européen George Pompidou in Paris, France!
Here’s the press release.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the SPIDER system, it’s a new type of laparoscopic instrument that allows multiple instruments to use a single entry point, or trocar. And it looks like this:
(http://www.medgadget.com/2010/10/transenterix_spider_surgical_system_gets_ce_mark.html Web. July 15, 2013.)
Dr. Gagner has been working with the company behind the SPIDER, TransEnterix, to develop this new instrument. The right and left instruments are actually flexible and allow the instruments to move, offering a very exciting new method of performing laparoscopic surgery.
And here’s Dr. Gagner enjoying the city:
Dr. Gagner is well known for participating at international surgery congresses all over the world, but when he was given the chance to host an international congress in his hometown of Montreal, QC he jumped at the occasion! Named President of the IFSO 2014 – 19th World Congress Of International Federation For The Surgery Of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders, Dr. Gagner is preparing to host over 3,000 medical professionals in one of the largest medical congress of its kind in August of 2014.
Learn more about IFSO 2014 and its host city at the following link:
Dr. Gagner presented on new developments with the sleeve gastrectomy procedure at the SOFFCO Conference at Angers, France.
This photo was taken at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY in 2000, back when Dr. Gagner worked at Mount Sinai. Dr. Gagner (center) posing with Dr. Aluiso Stoll (right) and Dr. Luís Cardona Alves, two doctors visiting from Brazil. Dr. Gagner spends much of his time teaching doctors from around the world new surgical techniques by inviting doctors to operate with him, by presenting at conferences around the world, or through live surgeries televised to large audiences.
Dr. Gagner gives an interview with the Vancouver Sun about the effects of bariatric surgery on patients with diabetes.
Bariatric surgery could tame diabetes: doctor
Dr. Gagner presented on the sleeve gastrectomy procedure in Florianopolis, Brazil at the Sleeve Brazil 2013 conference.
Dr. Gagner presented at the IFSO 2012 Congress in New Delhi, India and he even met the Dalai Lama!