Seon-Hahn KimYear of primary qualification: 1983

Current institution: Korea University Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

Keynote Lecture: Minimally invasive complete mesocolic excision

Learning objectives: To understand the definition of complete mesocolic excision (CME) and its essential components; To recognize how the surgery quality is important for colon cancer treatment and how the CME technique affects on the oncologic outcomes; To learn the technical details of laparoscopic CME for right, transverse, and left colectomies by video presentation; To discuss a potential role of robotic surgery in this issue

Clinical/research background

Professor Kim is especially interested in minimally invasive colorectal surgery during the past 20 years. He obtained a research fellowship for colorectal laparoscopic surgery at the Department of Colorectal Surgery of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH in 1995-1997 and received the outstanding surgical research fellow award. He has performed more than 2000 laparoscopic colon and rectal operations mainly for cancer.

He started the robotic rectal cancer resection in late 2007. He developed single-docking fully robotic low anterior resection and performed around 500 cases using this technique. He has been doing many live robotic and laparoscopic surgeries demonstrated at various international congresses, and telecasted to oversea hospitals.

Professor Kim is currently the Chairman of the Korean Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons (KSELS, 2014-2016), and the President of Korean Association of Robotic Surgeons (KAROS, 2013-2015). He is also a visiting professor worldwide.

Relevant peer-reviewed publications

  1. Bonjer HJ, Deijen CL, Abis GA, Cuesta MA, van der Pas MH, de Lange-de Klerk ES, Lacy AM, Bemelman WA, Andersson J, Angenete E, Rosenberg J, Fuerst A, Haglind E; COLOR II Study Group*. A randomized trial of laparoscopic versus open surgery for rectal cancer. N Engl J Med. 2015;372:1324
  2. Yoo BE, Kwak JM, Kim SH*. Robotic versus laparoscopic intersphincteric resection for low rectal cancer: comparison of the operative, oncological, and functional outcomes. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015;22:1219
  3. Miskovic D, Foster J, Agha A, Delaney CP, Francis N, Hasegawa H, Karachun A, Kim SH*, Law WL, Marks J, Morino M, Panis Y, Uriburu JC, Wexner SD, Parvaiz A. Standardization of laparoscopic total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: a structured international expert consensus. Ann Surg. 2015;261:716
  4. Chow CF, Kim SH*. Laparoscopic complete mesocolic excision: West meets East. World J Gastroenterol. 2014;20:14301
  5. Shin JW, Amar AH, Kim SH*, et al. Complete mesocolic excision with D3 lymph node dissection in laparoscopic colectomy for staged II and III colon cancer: long-term oncologic outcomes in 168 patients.Tech Coloproctol. 2014;18:795 Hara M, Sng K, Yoo BE, Shin JW, Lee DW, Kim SH

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