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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The Extraperitoneal Laparoscopic TRAM Flap Delay Procedure: An Alternative Approach

Introduction: The transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap has become the standard and most popular method for autogenous breast reconstruction. Ligation of the deep inferior epigastric vessels prior to TRAM flap reconstruction (delay procedure) was introduced to augment vascularity to the island flap through improved superior epigastric flow, thus decreasing flap morbidity. Methods: A transverse… Continue Reading »

NOTES Transvaginal Hybrid Cholecystectomy: Early Experience of a New Approach

Shohan Shetty, MD, Amir H Shariff, MD, Andrew J Duffy, MD, Robert L Bell, MD, Kurt E Roberts, MD. Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT BackgroundNatural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is an innovative approach in minimally invasive surgery that has been found to be a practical and… Continue Reading »

Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Since the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1987, several modifications have been described to reduce the number and size of transabdominal ports. Recently, natural orifice transluminal transorgan cholecystectomy using endoscopes have been performed in animal models and in humans with laparoscopic assistance. We present the operative video of a laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed via a single… Continue Reading »

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