American College of Surgeons

Surgeons endorse advocacy efforts to improve firearm safety and reduce firearm-related injuries

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 5:43pm

The advocacy initiatives they support include preventing people with serious mental illness from buying firearms and cracking down on illegal firearms sales.

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  • The advocacy initiatives they support include preventing people with serious mental illness from buying firearms and cracking down on illegal firearms sales.
  • One article reported broad support among members, ranging from medical students to retired surgeons, for a number of initiatives to reduce firearm injuries.
  • The ACS Committee on Trauma (COT) commissioned the survey to get a clearer idea of members' attitudes and behaviors about firearms and preventing firearm injuries.
  • Citation:Survey of American College of Surgeons Members on Firearm Injury Prevention, Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

American College of Surgeons strongly opposes proposed cuts to surgical patient care

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 12:00pm

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) strongly opposes the cuts to surgical care contained within the proposed CMS fee schedule and urges Congress to address systemic challenges to stop the annual reductions in patient care.

Key Points: 
  • The American College of Surgeons (ACS) strongly opposes the cuts to surgical care contained within the proposed CMS fee schedule and urges Congress to address systemic challenges to stop the annual reductions in patient care.
  • The proposed rule from CMS maintains cuts to surgical care that Congress stopped last year.
  • The ACS is a founding member of the Surgical Care Coalition , which advocates for access to quality surgical care for all Americans.
  • The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients.

Dessy Boneva, MD, FACS is recognized by Continental Who's Who

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 7:43pm

As a board-certified trauma and critical care surgeon, Dr. Dessy Boneva has led an impressive career for the past 18 years.

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  • As a board-certified trauma and critical care surgeon, Dr. Dessy Boneva has led an impressive career for the past 18 years.
  • Dedicated to her patients' well-being, Dr. Boneva demonstrates the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and compassion.
  • She serves as Surgery Clerkship Director/Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Nova Southeastern University's Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine.
  • A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Dr. Boneva remains abreast of her field's latest advancements.

American Pediatric Surgical Association Names New Executive Director

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

CHICAGO, Dec. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- It is with great excitement that APSA and Veritas Association Management announce the selection of Thomas F. Tracy, Jr., MD, MBA as the new Executive Director of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Dec. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- It is with great excitement that APSA and Veritas Association Management announce the selection of Thomas F. Tracy, Jr., MD, MBA as the new Executive Director of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.
  • Dr. Tracy has served the pediatric surgery specialty in many roles, including Governor on the APSA Board of Governors, Chair of the Advisory Council for Pediatric Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, President of the Association of Pediatric Surgery Training Program Directors, Chair of the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery and has served on the Surgery Review Committee for the ACGME.
  • "In my role, I hope to combine my experience with our members' tenacious pursuit of innovation in clinical research and teaching.
  • Founded in 1970, the American Pediatric Surgical Association is internationally recognized as a world leader in the pediatric surgery specialty.

NJ Top Docs Reviewed & Approved Dr. Michael D. Most of Elite Surgical Specialists For 2020

Monday, August 17, 2020 - 8:00am

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J., Aug. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Michael D. Most, MD, FACS has been reviewed and approved by NJ Top Docs for 2020.

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  • SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J., Aug. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Michael D. Most, MD, FACS has been reviewed and approved by NJ Top Docs for 2020.
  • Most is the Medical Director of the Elite Surgical Specialists in Chester, New Jersey and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
  • NJ Top Docs only reviews and approves providers based on merit after they have been extensively vetted.
  • NJ Top Docs is a division of USA Top Docs which allows patients to meet providers online before making their appointment.

COVID-19: American College of Surgeons releases new guidance document to help health care facilities best prepare for resuming elective surgery

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 1:33pm

CHICAGO, April 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) released a new surgical resource document, "Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance," as a guide for health care facilities preparing to resume elective surgery once the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has peaked in their area.

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  • CHICAGO, April 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) released a new surgical resource document, "Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance," as a guide for health care facilities preparing to resume elective surgery once the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has peaked in their area.
  • ACS recognizes that the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on local communities or facilities is a spectrum, and therefore suggests that facilities use the guidance document to ensure several pertinent issues have been considered before elective surgery begins.
  • ACS offers a set of principles and issues to help local facilities planfor resumption of elective surgical care, and states in the document, "Understanding both the local facility capabilities (e.g.
  • Although this document, "Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance," provides principles to help local facilities safely resume procedures after COVID-19 peaks locally, there is still much work to be done.

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Convenes in San Francisco Next Week

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 10:43pm

CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2019, one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world, convenes in San Francisco next week, October 27-31.

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  • CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2019, one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world, convenes in San Francisco next week, October 27-31.
  • Dozens of surgeon scientists and researchers from the San Francisco area will also deliver presentations throughout the entire conference.
  • The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients.
  • The College has more than 82,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.

American College of Surgeons comments on the continual occurrence of firearm deaths and injuries in the United States

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 5:20pm

In response to these most recent tragedies, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) expresses its ongoing grave concern about the death and destruction that these violent incidents continually inflict on American life.

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  • In response to these most recent tragedies, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) expresses its ongoing grave concern about the death and destruction that these violent incidents continually inflict on American life.
  • The first was a Firearm Strategy Team, which engages expert firearm owners in developing recommendations for injury prevention.
  • Their initial recommendations have been published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Furthermore, in 1991, ACS first issued a Statement on Firearm Injuries approved by its Board of Regents.

American College of Surgeons Opposes the Lower Health Care Costs Act

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:02pm

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) opposes the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019, introduced by Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA).

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  • WASHINGTON, June 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) opposes the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019, introduced by Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA).
  • However, the solutions should not come on the backs of the physicians caring for the patients," said David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, Executive Director of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Congress should consider the large-scale consequences for the U.S. health care system as a whole before applying such sweeping solutions,"said Dr. Hoyt.
  • The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients.

American College of Surgeons applauds congressional passage of Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 (H.R. 269/ S. 1379)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 9:11pm

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) expressed its ringing endorsement of the successful passage of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 (PAHPAI) (H.R.

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  • WASHINGTON, June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) expressed its ringing endorsement of the successful passage of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 (PAHPAI) (H.R.
  • "This legislation establishes the framework for a trauma system that can provide the highest-quality emergency medical care."
  • This report outlines 11 recommendations necessary to secure a national trauma system and sets the goal of achieving zero preventable deaths.
  • The College has more than 82,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.