Acute Care Surgery

Anorectal Disorders for the Acute Care Surgeon

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: CME
  • Credit Amount: 1.00
  • Cost: $70.00
  • Release: Jul 5, 2016
  • Expires: Jul 4, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
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Scott R.  Steele Scott R. Steele, MD
Department of Surgery
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine
Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs and Division Chief of Colorectal Surgery
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio

Needs Statement

Anorectal disorders account for thousands of annual visits and billions of dollars every year in the U.S. alone. Management includes both non-operative and surgical therapies. All healthcare providers treating these conditions need to be well aware of the indications, options and outcomes associated with these strategies.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Clinical Researchers, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Medical Technicians 


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the indications, methods and treatments currently available for hemorrhoids.
  2. Discuss the indications, methods and treatments for anorectal abscess and fistula.
  3. Describe the indications, methods and treatments for anal fissure. 
  4. Explain the treatment options for pilonidal disease


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Systems-based practice

Faculty Disclosure

Scott Steele, MD (speaker) has relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as follows:
Ethicon Endosurgery - Speaker/Course Proctor - Honorarium
Covidien - Speaker/Course Proctor - Honorarium

No other speakers, authors, planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.