(This article has been updated with a correction.)
The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, which advocates for minimally invasive surgery, has chosen Dr. Jay Redan as its next president.
Redan, 54, is a general surgeon and medical director of minimally invasive surgery at Florida Hospital Celebration Health in Celebration, Fla. He will be the Miami-based organization's 22nd president, replacing Dr. Robert Sweet, a urologic surgeon.
During his year-long term at the society's helm, Redan said he plans to address the cost-effectiveness of surgeries in the U.S. and explore the potential benefits the laparoscopic surgery community can gain from the increased use of telemedicine technologies.
Redan, who has been promoted to full professor of surgery at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine this week, took office in late October.
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(This article has been updated to correct the location of Florida Hospital Celebration Health.)