Julia F Chen, Andrea M Alexander, MD, Deborah C Hogg, BS, Daniel J Scott, MD UT Southwestern Medical Center Introduction: We previously reported face, content, and construct validity as well as high reliability measures and significant performance improvement for 9 inanimate exercises as part of a comprehensive, proficiency-based robotic training curriculum. The purpose of this… Continue Reading »
Yuk Man Kan, MB, ChB, FRCSedin, FRCSgensurg, Chin Li Lee, MBBS, MRCS, Wei Keat Cheah, MBBS, FRCS, Choon Sheong Seow, MBBS, FRCSgensurg, Daniel E Tan, MBBS, FRCS, Jonathan S Foo, MBBS, MRCS Department of General Surgery, Alexandra Hospital, Singapore Introduction:Conventional laparoscopic camera consists of a 2-Dimensional (2D) system and although there is improvement in graphics… Continue Reading »
3D laparoscopy – does improved visualization decrease the learning curve among trainees in advanced procedures?
Kyle G Cologne, MD, Anthony J Senagore, MD Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California Objective of the technology or device: Complex laparoscopic surgery is difficult to master. This is made harder by the fact that one must interpret a 3 dimensional environment on a 2 dimensional viewing screen. It remains unclear… Continue Reading »
Jung Woo Kim, MD, Seulkee Park, MD, Cho Rok Lee, MD, Sohee Lee, MD, Sang-Wook Kang, MD, Jong Ju Jeong, MD, Woong Youn Chung, MD, Haiyoung Son, MD Yonsei University Health System Object : Adrenocortical carcinoma(ADCC) is a extremely rare tumor with an incidence of approximately 0.5–2 cases per million. Diagnosis is mostly delayed and… Continue Reading »
A Call to Arms: Obese Men with More Severe Comorbidities of Obesity and Under Utilization of Bariatric Operations. A Study of 1368 Patients.
Gina N Farinholt, MD, Aaron D Carr, MD, Mohamed R Ali, MD University of California, Davis Introduction Despite similar rates of obesity among American men and women, population-based studies suggest that bariatric surgery patients are disproportionately female. The UC Davis experience suggests that when the obese male does present for bariatric surgery, his obesity is… Continue Reading »
A Case of Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma Arising in the Endometriosis of the Rectum Treated by Laparoscopic Surgery
Yu Okazawa, Rina Takahashi, Kousuke Mizukoshi, Kazuhiro Takehara, Shun Ishiyama, Kiichi Sugimoto, Makoto Takahashi, Yutaka Kojima, Michitoshi Goto, Atsushi Okuzawa, Yuichi Tomiki, Kazuhiro Sakamoto Juntendo University Fucalty of Medicine We report a very rare case of clear cell adenocarcinoma arising from endometriosis of the rectum. An 83-year-old woman was admitted for the chief complaint of… Continue Reading »
A Case of the Biliary Duct Injury in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Classical But Still Necessary Reminder
Takuya Sugimoto, MD, Kenju Ko, MD, PhD, Hiroshi Nagata, MD, Nobuyasu Kano, MD, PhD, FACS KAMEDA MEDICAL CENTER [INTRODUCTION] Biliary injury is one of the head-aching complications in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. To avoid this complication, surgeons always try to identify the duct by keeping ‘the critical view of safety’ in mind. However, this bothering complication occurs… Continue Reading »
A Checklist Improves Troubleshooting of Common Endoscopic Malfunctions By Surgical Residents in a Simulated Environment
Kevin L Grimes, MD, Jenny Lam, BS, Shawn Tsuda, MD University of Nevada School of Medicine INTRODUCTIONThis study assessed the utility of a checklist in troubleshooting endoscopic equipment. Prior studies have demonstrated that performance in simulated tasks translates into completion of similar tasks in the operating room, and that simulation of low-frequency events may increase… Continue Reading »
Yiping Mou, MD, FACS, Kun Xie, MD, Jiafei Yan, MD, Weiwei Jin, Xiaowu Xu, MD, Yucheng Zhou Department of General Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China Introduction: To evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of LDP comparing with ODP in the postoperative pain, postoperative recovery and postoperative morbidity.Methods: From December 2003 to… Continue Reading »
Anthony M Gonzalez, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Jorge R Rabaza, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Rupa Seetharamaiah, MD, FACS, Charan Donkor, MD, Rey Romero, MD, Radomir Kosanovic, MD, Jonathan Arad, MD Baptist Health South Florida, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine INTRODUCTION: The use of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the treatment of morbid obesity has gained… Continue Reading »
A Comparative Study of Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Robotic Gastric Bypass: A Single Institution Experience.
Anthony M Gonzalez, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Jorge R Rabaza, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Rupa Seetharamaiah, MD, FACS, Charan Donkor, MD, Rey Romero, MD, Radomir Kosonovic, MD, Jonathan Arad, MD Baptist Health South Florida, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine INTRODUCTION: Obesity has evolved into a worldwide epidemic affecting people of all ages, races and… Continue Reading »
A Comparative Study of the Quality of Life Following Totally Laparoscopic Distal Gastrectomy with Open Distal Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer
Yiping Mou, MD, FACS, Weiwei Jin, Xiaowu Xu, MD, Jiafei Yan, MD, Yucheng Zhou, MD, Ke Chen, MD Department of General Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China Introduction: To compare the quality of life (QoL) after totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (TLDG) with open distal gastrectomy (ODG).Methods: From December 2009 to January… Continue Reading »
Nicole T Townsend, MD, Thomas Robinson, MD, Paul Montero, MD University of Colorado Department of Surgery OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to compare the novel technique of exoscopy to microsopy (current standard of care) in surgical performance, stress and workload for novice learners. Exoscopy is a new method of operative visualization where the magnification of endoscopic… Continue Reading »
A Comparison of Outcomes for Single-incision Laparoscopic and Traditional 3-port Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy at a Single Institution
Sharon Monsivais, BA, Hannah Vassaur, MS, PAC, Nicole E Sharp, MD, John Eckford, MD, Rob Watson, MD, Daniel Jupiter, PhD, F. Paul Buckley III, MD Division of General Surgery, Scott and White Healthcare Purpose: A retrospective chart review comparing single-incision laparoscopic (SILS) inguinal hernia repair and traditional 3-port laparoscopic (LAP) inguinal hernia repair was conducted… Continue Reading »
A Comparison of Short-term Outcomes in Paraesophageal Hernia Repairs With and Without Concomitant Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Curtis E Bower, MD, FACS, Daniel L Davenport, PhD, John S Roth, MD, FACS University of Kentucky, Department of Surgery Introduction: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a common surgical procedure, and as such, is often performed in conjunction with other procedures. Combined procedures and incidental operations are frequently associated with worse outcomes than isolated procedures. We aim… Continue Reading »