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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An Evaluation of Bi-Polar Vessel Sealing of High Grade Atherosclerotic Vasculature in a Yucatan Swine Model

Kimberly E Martin, Kimberly Krugman, MS, Ned Cosgriff, MD. Covidien Energy Based Devices Introduction LigaSureTM utilizes heat generated via bi-polar radiofrequency energy and precise jaw pressure to denature and seal the collagen and elastin in blood vessels and tissue. Most patients undergoing surgery present with some degree of atherosclerosis. Energy ligation of vessels is common… Continue Reading »

Dysphagia Secondary to an Angelchik Prosthesis Insertion: the Role of Laparoscopic Management

Daniel W Birch, MSc MD FCRCS FACS, Shahzeer Karmali, MD FRCSC, Nader W Azer, MD. Centre for Advancement of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Angelchik prosthetic rings have been used for the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) since 1973. They were first… Continue Reading »

Evaluation of learning curve relating to short-term oncologic parameters for laparoscopic surgery in patients with recto-sigmoid carcinoma

INTRODUCTION: Previous studies analyzing the learning curves in laparoscopic colorectal surgery have focused mainly on non-oncologic outcomes or consisted predominantly of patients with colon cancer. The aim of this study was to analyze the learning curve with particular reference to short-term oncologic outcomes for the laparoscopic approach to recto-sigmoid carcinoma (RSC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A… Continue Reading »

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