Evidence-Based OMT for Surgical Patients

Evidence-Based OMT for Surgical Patients

Presented by Gerard A. Baltazar, D.O., FACOS, FACS

Session Description

This webinar will provide an evidence-based review of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) considerations for surgical patients and include practical approaches for adding OMT to acute surgical and perioperative management.   The presenter will draw on the scientific literature and firsthand experience to illustrate opportunities for provision and study of OMT for the surgical patient population.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the session, the participate should be able to:

1. Describe and summarize the available evidence base for osteopathic manipulative treatment considerations for surgical patients. 
2. Create opportunities to provide osteopathic manipulative treatment for surgical patients. 
3. Devise plans for integration of osteopathic principles and practice into surgical care and research.

After participating in this webinar, you may ask the instructor questions by using the interactive "Discussion" tab. All participants will have access to this discussion board to interact with the instructor and other attendees. 

Gerard A. Baltazar, D.O., FACOS, FACS

Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care & Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Dr. Gerard A. Baltazar is an attending trauma and critical care surgeon at NYU Winthrop Hospital and clinical assistant professor of NYU School of Medicine. He began his medical career as a Howard Hughes and John Carroll Scholar at Georgetown University before earning a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University California where he received community service and student life awards. He completed surgical residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, an academic affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University before completing trauma and surgical critical care fellowship at the Rutgers University New Jersey Trauma Center in Newark where he earned the Oriens Award from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST). Practicing initially in the underserved community of the southwest Bronx, Dr. Baltazar earned further accolades with a 2018 EAST Leadership Development Scholarship and the 2018 Resident Mentor Award from SBH Health System along with multiple local and regional academic awards for his trainees. In 2019, Dr. Baltazar joined NYU Langone Health where he is pursing research in gun violence, trauma outcomes, social media's potential influence on trauma activation and post-injury osteopathic manipulative treatment among other work. He lives in Westchester County, NY with his wife a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist and two young daughters. 

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Evidence-Based OMT for Surgical Patients
08/19/2020 at 6:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
08/19/2020 at 6:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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