Dr. Jay Redan, Appointed 26th President of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)
The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), an organization focused on multi-specialty minimally invasive surgery, chose Dr. Jay A. Redan, a general surgeon from Florida Hospital-Celebration Health, to become its 26th president. Dr. Redan is the Chief of Surgery at Florida Hospital-Celebration Health and a Professor of Surgery at the University of Central Florida College Of Medicine.
This is Dr. Redan’s second term as the president of SLS. In 2014, Dr. Redan focused his presidency on telemedicine and examining health care costs in America. To read about Dr. Redan’s goals for 2019, please read A Note from the SLS President
Dr. Redan received his medical degree and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Medical School. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve during Operation Desert Storm and in the U.S. Army National Guard, retiring in 1999 with the rank of Major.
An area of great interest has been the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic abdominal and pelvic pain; especially as it relates to colo-rectal surgery. Dr. Redan strongly believes in the liberal use of laparoscopy to provide patients with “photodiagnostics” that allow them to see exactly what the problem inside their abdomen. He also is a strong advocate for an opioid reduction task force to reduce opioid adverse events in the peri-operative period.
Additionally, as new technology evolves there is an increasing need for “team education” as it relates to the integration of endoscopy and laparoscopy in the Operating Room. As more specialized equipment continues to overlap into the Operating Room environment, our educational process needs to change to help develop safer Operating Rooms which is also a passion of Dr. Redan.