SAGES 2008

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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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Quality of Life Outcomes After Heller Myotomy for Achalasia Comparing Dor and Toupet Fundoplications

Michael K Fishman, MD, Seth Judd, MD, Jerome Lyn Sue, MD, Jonathan Tomasko, MD, Christopher S Hollenbeak, PhD, Ann Rogers, MD, Randy Haluck, MD. Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center BackgroundLaparoscopic Heller cardiomyotomy (LHC) has become the gold standard therapy for achalasia. Traditionally, an antireflux procedure has accompanied the myotomy. This study was undertaken… Continue Reading »

Transumbilical Single Access Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Complicated Acute Gangrenous Appendicitis: A Pilot Feasibility Study

Yoshiyuki Kawakami, MD PhD, Hidenori Fujii, MD PhD, Makoto Yoshida, MD PhD, Koji Doi, MD PhD, Toshiharu Aotake, MD PhD, Yuki Hirose, MD PhD. Fukui Red Cross Hospital Background: Recently, single port access laparoscopic surgery can be considered to have an attractive cosmetic advantage especially in transumbilical approach with its innovative features. Many encouraging studies… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic Bidirectional Jejunojejunostomy during Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Background: The most successful long-term treatment of morbid obesity is surgical intervention. Many options exist, but the most popular is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). The laparoscpic procedure is associated with a low complication rate and a short hospital stay. One challenge of the laparoscopic approach is the construction of the jejunojejunostomy. Many techniques exist… Continue Reading »

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