Date(s) - Wednesday, March 13, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa
Ultrasonic Drug Delivery: Saving Legs From Amputation
Dr. Barry Silberg
Diabetes is the most common cause of leg amputation. 90% of amputations in diabetics are instigated by an infection. Decreased circulation means antibiotics can not get where they are needed and giving an antibiotic intravenously means it is diluted by the entire body. Millions of people with circulation problems suffer from painful chronic wounds that do not heal because are colonized by bacteria. Ultrasonic Drug Dispersion delivers an antibiotic independent of blood supply in a concentration high enough to be able to treat even the most antibiotic resistant bacteria. Cefazolin, a very commonly used antibiotic is now effective against the most resistant strains of MRSA with the concentration delivered by this new method. After treating over 175 patients and a successful F.D.A. clinical trial on patients who had failed all standard treatments, we are about to begin a phase 2 clinical trial at USC.
Dr. Barry Silberg came to Santa Rosa in 1979 after starting the Plastic Surgery residency program at UC Davis as the first Chief Resident. He does both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and is an active member of the trauma team at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Dr. Silberg has travelled with Rotaplast to repair cleft lips and cleft palates, has published papers and written chapters in plastic surgery, lectured and been a guest surgeon at major meetings in Europe, Asia, and South America. Dr. Silberg holds patents on new surgical devices and techniques. He is CEO of Sonescence, Inc.