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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Patient Reported Resolution of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) After Adjustable Gastric Banding-1 Year Interim Results of Lap-Band Ap® Experience (apex) Study: A Prospective, Multi-Center, Open-Label Longitudinal Patient Observational Study

George Woodman, MD, Robert Cywes, MD, Helmuth T Billy, MD, Michael Oefelein, MD FACS, Ted Okerson, MD FACP. Midsouth Bariatrics; Jacksonville Weight Loss Center; Ventura Advanced Surgical Associates; Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Inc Introduction: Bariatric surgery has been established as an effective treatment to reduce weight in severely obese patients (> 40 kg/m² OR > 35 kg/m²… Continue Reading »

Single-Port Video Assisted Thoracoscopy – Experience in a Community Teaching Hospital

SINGLE-PORT VIDEO ASSISTED THORACOSCOPY: EXPERIENCE IN A COMMUNITY TEACHING HOSPITALMatthew Campbell MD, Steven Reitz MD, Aaron Kulwicki MD, Dennis Tishko MD, David S. McCready MS. Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, OhioBackground:Single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (sVATS) is an alternative to conventional three-port thoracoscopy. Published reports in the literature have primarily consisted of small series from university… Continue Reading »

Transluminal Endoscopic Pancreatic Debridement for Infected Pancreatic Pesudocyst

J Andres Astudillo, MD, Ata Mazaheri, MD. Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA Introduction: Acute pancreatitis can develop from gallstones obstructing the cystic duct or from alcohol intake. It can also rarely form secondary to other causes such as medications or metabolic problems. As a result of this a pacreatic pseudocyst can form,… Continue Reading »

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