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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Repair of Ventral Hernias with Prosthetic Mesh During Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass May Be Safe

Background: Deferring the repair of a ventral hernia found at the time of an antecolic laparoscopic gastric bypass (LGB) increases the incidence of bowel obstruction. However, the optimal repair technique has not been established. The use of prosthetic mesh has been shown to decrease the recurrence of ventral hernias compared to primary closure, yet the… Continue Reading »

A Prospective, Single-Center Investigation of the Safety and Performance of the Endo GIA™ Reloads with Tri-Stapletm Technology and Endo Gia™ Ultra Universal Staplers in a Gastric Bypass Procedure

Samer G Mattar, MD, Frank Bendewald, MD, Sarah Dutkevitch, RN OCN, Heather Kemp, MBA CCRP. Indiana University Objective: The objectives of this clinical trial are to assess in a pilot, single center, prospective, non-randomized setting the overall performance and safety of the Endo GIA TM Reloads with Tri-StapleTM Technology & Endo GIA™ Ultra Universal Staplers… Continue Reading »

What is the appropriate level of the regional lymph node dissection, when we perform the laparoscopic surgery for T1 colorectal cancer?

[Background] Laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery came to be performed widely, but the oncological validity of this surgery has not been well analyzed. Especially for pathological T1 (pT1) colorectal cancer, the level of lymph nodes (LN) dissection is not clear. [Patients and Method] The study group consists of 321 patients who underwent laparoscopic colorectal resection since… Continue Reading »

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