Victor TomulescuCurrent institution: General Surgery and Liver Transplantation Department, Fundeni Clinical Institute; Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, Romania

Title of presentation: TEM, TAO or TAMIS (Symposium: Local excision in rectal cancer, when and how?)

Learning objectives: They will understand the different technical aspects of this three platforms for transanal endoscopic surgery, the pros and cons in the use of them and the need of appropriate training for achieving good results.

Clinical/research background

Dr Tomulescu is a general surgeon focussing on minimally invasive approach in oncologic colorectal surgery, and upper GI, HBP, thoracic and endocrine surgery. His research has been around robotic rectal surgery, and the minimally invasive approach for thymectomy in myasthenia gravis. He has had post-university training in oncologic surgery and in minimally invasive surgery.

Relevant peer-reviewed publications

  1. Sgarbură O, Tomulescu V, Popescu I. Robotic oncologic complexity score - a new tool for predicting complications in computer-enhanced oncologic surgery. Int J Med Robot. 2015 May 5.
  2. Sgarbură O, Tomulescu V, Blajut C, Popescu I. A 5-year perspective over robotic general surgery: indications, risk factors and learning curves. Chirurgia (Bucur). 2013 Sep-Oc
  3. Tomulescu V, Valciu C, Herlea V, Popescu I. Reply to letter: 'Is the extent of fat dissection correlated with complete stable remission of myasthenia gravis?' Ann Surg. 2013 Apr;257(4):e11-2.
  4. Gheorghe C, Bancila I, Tutuian R, Iacob R, Tomulescu V. Predictors of short term treatment outcome in patients with achalasia following endoscopic or surgical therapy. Hepatogastroenterology. 2012 Nov-Dec;59(120):2503-7.
  5. Tomulescu V, Popescu I. Unilateral extended thoracoscopic thymectomy for nontumoral myasthenia gravis--a new standard. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Summer;24(2):115-22. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2012.0

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