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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Do Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Levels Change After Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Shushmita Ahmed, BS, John M Morton, MD MPH. Stanford University Background: Thyroid function is important for adequate metabolism. Studies have shown obese patients to have higher levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) than non obese patients. Evidence suggests an association between high TSH values and metabolic syndrome which is demonstrated when TSH and weight reduction… Continue Reading »

Hybrid-Notes for Gastric Gist

Masanobu Hagiike, MD PhD, Hironori Mori, MD, Norikatsu Maeda, MD, Hironobu Suto, MD, Minoru Oshima, MD, Naoki Yamamoto, MD, Hirotaka Kashiwagi, MD, Shintaro Akamoto, MD, Keitaro Kakinoki, MD, Masao Fujiwara, MD, Takehiro Takama, MD, Keiichi Okano, . Dept of Gastroenterological Surgery and Endoscopy Center, Kagawa Univ., Japan (Introduction) Basic surgical treatment for GIST is complete… Continue Reading »

Audio-visual training system is simple and useful method for trainees with various skill levels in laparoscopically assisted surgery.

(BACKGROUND) Traditionally, surgical residents learn and master surgical skills while they are doing operation under the proper direction of senior staff or supervisors. In the case of laparoscopically assisted surgery, in which learning curve depends on efficient instruction due to the complicated procedures, both operator and director can share the same image as well as… Continue Reading »

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