feza-remziProfessional title: Professor of Surgery

Current institution: Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA

Keynote Lecture: Timing of surgery in Crohn’s disease

Learning objectives: Audience will be able to assess the controversies in the benefit/ratio of prolonging medical therapy versus timely surgery for the management of patients with Crohn’s disease.

Clinical/research background

Feza H. Remzi, MD, is the Chairman of the Department of Colorectal Surgery in the Digestive Disease Institute at the Cleveland Clinic and a Professor of Surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. Remzi is also the Director of the Center for International Medical Education in the Education Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr Remzi’s specialty interests include surgical treatment for mucosal ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease, diverticulitis, pelvic pouch procedures for mucosal ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis, sphincter-saving operations, surgery for carcinoma of the colon and rectum re-operative abdominopelvic surgery.

Relevant peer-reviewed publications

  1. E. Aytac, L. Stocchi, J. De Long, M.M. Costedio, E. Gorgun, H. Kessler, F.H. Remzi. Impact of previous midline laparotomy on the outcomes of laparoscopic intestinal resections: a case-matched study. Surg Endosc (2014)
  2. M. Turina. F.H. Remzi. The J-pouch for Patients with Crohn's Disease and Indeterminate Colitis: (When) Is it an Option? J Gastrointest Surg (2014) 18:1343-1344.
  3. Y. Ozdemir, R.P. Kiran, H.H. Erem, E. Aytac, E. Gorgun, D. Magnuson, F.H. Remzi. Functional Outcomes and Complications after Restorative Proctocolectomy and Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis in the Pediatric Population. J Am Coll Surg 2014:218:328-335
  4. C.J. Brown. J-P. Achkar, B.L. Bressler, A.R. MacLean, F.H. Remzi, for members of the Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group. Canadian Association of General Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Canadian Society of Colorectal Surgeons and the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery - Colorectal Surgery. Dis Colon Rectum 2014; 57: 278-281
  5. J. Gu, L. Stocchi, R.P. Kiran, B. Shen. F.H. Remzi. Do Clinical Characteristics of de Novo Pouch Crohn's Disease After Restorative Proctocolectomy Affect Ileal Pouch Retention? Dis Colon Rectum 2014; 57: 76-82
  6. J. Gu, F.H. Remzi, B. Shen, J.D. Vogel, R.P. Kiran. Operative Strategy Modifies Risk of Pouch-related Outcomes in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis on Preoperative Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor-α Therapy. Dis Colon Rectum 2013; 56: 1243-1252
  7. M. Turina. F.H. Remzi, D.W. Dietz, R.P. Kiran, D. Seyidova-Khoshknabi, J.P. Hammel, J.D. Vogel. Quantification of Risk for Early Unplanned Readmission after Rectal Resection: A Single-Center Study. J Am Coll Surg 2013;217:200-209
  8. Y Ozdemir, M.F. Kalady, E. Aytac, R.P. Kiran H.H. Erem, J.M. Church, F.H. Remzi. Anal Transitional Zone Neoplasia in Patients with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis after Resorative Proctocolectomy and IPAA: Incidence, Management, and Oncologic and Functional Outcomes. Dis Colon Rectum 2013; 56: 808-814
  9. J.H. Ashburn, L. Stocchi, R.P. Kiran, D.W. Dietz, F.H. Remzi. Consequences of Anastomotic Leak After Restorative Proctectomy for Cancer: Effect on Long-term Function and Quality of Life. Dis Colon Rectum 2013; 56: 275-280
  10. M.M. Costedio, E. Aytac, E. Gorgun, R.P. Kiran, F.H. Remzi. Reduced port versus conventional laparoscopic total proctocolectomy and ileal J pouch-anal anastomosis. Surg Endosc (2012) 26:3495-3499

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