Pascal GervazProfessional title: Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Date of primary qualification: 1996

Current Institution: Clinique de La Colline, Geneva, Switzerland

Title of invited presentation:
Diverticular disease - Natural history

Learning objectives:
To understand the differences between uncomplicated and complicated diverticulitis and to better recognize the limited information currently available regarding the natural history of this common condition.

Summary clinical research

Principal investigator of the Geneva Cohort of patients with diverticulitis (CODIGE), which was launched in 2007 and seeks to assess the risks of complications and recurrence following uncomplicated diverticulitis

Relevant peer reviewed publications within last 5 years

  • Ann Surg 2010;252:3-8. A prospective, randomized, single-blind comparison of laparoscopic versus open sigmoid colectomy for diverticulitis
  • Colorectal Dis 2012;14:463-8. A clinical and radiological comparison of sigmoid diverticulitis episodes 1 and 2
  • Ann Surg 2011;254:1076-7. Time for a (re) definition of (recurrent) sigmoid diverticulitis?
  • Br J Surg 2012;99:589-95. Scoring system to predict the risk of surgical-site infection after colorectal resection
  • Br J Surg 2013 (in press). Assessment of recurrence and complications following uncomplicated diverticulitis

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