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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Transgastric Oophorectomies Using Conscious Sedation in Canines

Daniel T McKenna, MD, Mohammed Al-Haddad, MD, Don Selzer, MD, Lynetta Freeman, DVM. Indiana University School of Medicine; Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine Transgastric oophorectomy represents an alternative procedure to the traditional open or laparoscopic method of sterilizing female dogs. It provides no incisions which reduces the risk of infection and mutilation significantly. In… Continue Reading »

In Vivo Assessment of an Absorbable and Non-Absorbable Knotless Barbed Suture for Laparoscopic Single-Layer Enterotomy Closure: A Clinical and Biomechanical Comparison Against Non-Barbed Suture

Philip Omotosho, MD, Basil Yurcisin, MD, Eugene Ceppa, MD, Jeffrey Miller, MS, David Kirsch, MS, Dana Portenier, MD. Duke University Medical Center Background: Laparoscopic intracorporeal suturing and knot tying is a complex skill that requires repeated deliberate practice to master. A novel self-anchoring barbed suture material that does not require knot tying can eliminate knot… Continue Reading »

A decades experience of laparoscopic anterior Watson fundoplication in children.

Background: Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery has become firmly established in the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux in children. The Nissen remains the most widely used anti-reflux procedure, but its success is frequently compromised by mechanical complications. Several modifications, such as partial wraps, have been described. It is not known whether the advantages of partial fundoplication translate into… Continue Reading »

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