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The Future of Surgical Excellence

The Institute for Surgical Excellence (ISE) is a 501(c)(3) public organization, whose mission is to create lasting solutions for complex healthcare problems related to emerging technologies, with the ultimate goal to improve patient care and outcomes. ISE utilizes a systems-based approach to bring together key stakeholders from a variety of sectors to identify issues, set clearly defined goals, facilitate collaboration, determine and fill gaps, and better inform healthcare consumers.

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The Future of Surgical Excellence

ISE is formed around the belief that patients and surgeons benefit when surgical competence is tested on a regular basis, based on guidelines determined by professional societies or medical boards. ISE promotes surgical safety and training standards to ensure that those who utilize cutting-edge surgical technologies deliver safe care and improved outcomes for their patients. ISE activities and resources promote increased public awareness about clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of surgical technologies through integration of research, content development, and educational programming.

 

Board of Directors

Martin A. Martino, MD
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Division of Gynecologic Oncology
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Associate Professor, University of South Florida
  • Co-Director, Robotic Training Network
Nazema Y. Siddiqui, MD, MHSc
  • Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Division of Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Co-Director, Robotic Training Network
Jeffrey Levy, MD
  • Founder & CEO, CaseNetwork
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Drexel University College of Medicine

 

 

Successful Clinical Outcomes

ISE’s mission is to develop and promote improved surgical safety and training standards to ensure that those who utilize cutting-edge surgical technologies deliver quality care and improved outcomes for their patients.

In this regard, ISE is developing metrics and establishing voluntary standards for education, training, and assessment for the safe application of emerging technologies.

 

Featured Project: Robotic Surgery

ISE is participating in the Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery (FRS) project and working with the Robotic Training Network to make robotic surgery safer and effective for patients and their surgeons.

 

 

 

For Consumers

For those considering surgery, ISE serves as an educational resource regarding best practices and surgery outcomes. ISE is coordinating with existing surgical outcome registries to make valuable information available to patients to help them make educated decisions about their health care.

 

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Learn More About The
Future of Surgical Excellence

Parties interested in supporting the ISE mission should email [email protected]
1455 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 400
Washington DC, 20004


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