SAGES 2008


Surgical Spring Week
April 9-12, 2008
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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SAGES 2008 Abstracts and Posters

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Laparoscopic Truncal Vagotomy for Weight-loss: A Prospective, Dual-center Safety and Efficacy Study.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic truncal vagotomy in morbidly obese men and women with BMI 35-45.METHODS: This is an open-label, prospective, dual-center study of 30 obese patients undergoing laparoscopic truncal vagotomy and followed every 3 months for 18 months. The primary safety variable is the overall incidence of adverse events. The… Continue Reading »

CT Scans and Acute Appendicitis; A Five Year Analysis From a Rural, Teaching Hospital

INTRODUCTION: Studies conducted in urban centers examining the relationship between CT scans, negative appendectomies and appendiceal perforation are not applicable to rural centers due to higher proportion of older adults, difficult access and absence of management algorithms at most centers.METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent appendectomies from January 2000 to June… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic Sigmoid Resection with Transrectal Specimen Extraction for Bowel Endometriosis Has a Better Outcome Compared to Conventional Laparoscopic Sigmoid Resection

Albert M Wolthuis, MD, Christel Meuleman, MD, Carla Tomassetti, MD, Thomas D'Hooghe, MD PhD, Steffen Fieuws, PhD, Freddy Penninckx, MD PhD, André D'Hoore, MD PhD. Department of Abdominal Surgery, Leuven University Fertility Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Interuniversity Centre for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics Introduction Multidisciplinary laparoscopic treatment is the standard of care for… Continue Reading »

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