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Evaluation and Management of Hirschsprung's Disease

Aired on 2.04.2015
Evaluation and Management of Hirschsprung's DiseaseCME

This course is designed to provide physicians and primary care givers with an approach to working with and managing patients with Hirschsprung Disease. Topics will address fundamentals, technical tips and tricks for improving surgical techniques and post operative management.

Hosted by the Peña Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the course is directed by internationally renowned surgeons Alberto Peña, M.D., and Andrea Bischoff, M.D. This event will be broadcast live to a virtual audience from Cincinnati, Ohio.

This is an interactive live virtual course that combines best-practice strategies and education through case studies, panel discussion and lectures. This live broadcast will allow interactive exchanges with expert panelists through live chat, polling the audience and phone in questions and answer sessions throughout the show.

Can't make the date? This broadcast will be archived for viewing later.



This course is designed for pediatric surgeons, pediatritians and gastroenterologists, primary care physicians as well as pediatric nurses, residents and fellows who are interested in the learning the fundamentals, tips and tricks in techniques and the most recent developments in Hirschsprung management.

  • PC-based attendees: Windows® 2000 or Newer with speakers.
  • Google Chrome recommended. Internet Explorer 8.0 or greater, Safari 6.0 or greater, or Firefox 22.0 or greater Adobe Flash Player 11.0 or greater
  • Lesser than minimum requirements will result in dropped audio, video or both.

Directors & Faculty


Andrea Bischoff, MD

Andrea Bischoff is a pediatric surgeon for the Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She earned her medical degree at University of Brasilia – Brasilia, Brazil. Her general surgery residency and pediatric surgical fellowship were completed at Brasilia University Hospital - Brasilia, Brazil.

Alberto Peña, MD

Founding Director, Colorectal Center Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery. Since 1982 until the present, Dr. Peña has been traveling all over the world, lecturing and operating on children affected by this particular malformation. At the present time, Dr. Peña dedicates 80 percent of his time to the treatment of anorectal problems in children. Seventy percent of the patients operated on by Dr. Peña at Cincinnati Children's come from other states and from all over the world.

Todd Ponsky, MD

Director, Clinical Growth and Transformation; Pediatric Surgeon, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati

Additional Faculty

Belinda Hsi Dickie, MD, PhD

Belinda Hsi Dickie, MD, PhD, is the surgical director of the Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations Center since July 2013. She is also the director of the Vascular Anomalies Fellowship. Dr. Dickie is an assistant professor with the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Risto Rintala, MD, PhD

Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital

Raj Kapur, MD, PhD

Professor, Pathology, University of Washington, Staff Pathologist, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Rodrigo Ozelame, MD

Pediatric Radiologist at Hospital Infantil Joana de Gusmão, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Miguel Reyes-Mugica, MD

Chief of Pathology and Director of Laboratories, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA.

Margaret H. Collins, MD

Pathologist, Professor, UC Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Steven Kraus, MD

Chief, Radiography and Fluoroscopy. Radiologist, Department of Radiology. Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Luis de la Torre, MD

Founding Director, Colorectal Center for Children. Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA.

Jason Frischer, MD

Director, Colorectal Center


8:00 am - 8:10 am

8:10 am - 8:30 am
Quiz on History of Hirschsprung Disease!

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Pathology on Hirschsprung Disease

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Contrast Enema on Hirschsprung Disease

9:30 am - 9:40 am
9:40 am - 11:30 am
Surgical procedures on Hirschsprung disease and Total Colonic Aganglionosis

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
12:20 pm - 12:35 pm
Long Term Follow Up

12:35 pm - 2:30 pm
Complications Post Pull Through

2:20 pm - 2:30 pm
Closing Remarks

Topics Covered

History of Hirschsprung disease
Pathology of Hirschsprung disease
Contrast Enema in Hischsprung disease
Surgical Procedures for Hirschsprung Disease and Total Colonic Aganglionosis
Long-term Follow Up
Complications Post Pull Through



1.     Describe the history of Hirschsprung disease.
2.     Recognize the pathology of Hirschsprung disease.
3.     Discuss use of contrast enema in Hischsprung disease.
4.     Explain the surgical procedures for Hirschsprung Disease and Total Colonic Aganglionosis.
5.     Review long-term Follow Up of Hirschsprung disease.
6.     Identify complications post pull through in Hischsprung disease.

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