SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters

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Early Experience With Natural Orifice Trans-umbilical Surgery Gastric Bypass(notus) Using Needlescopic Instruments

Arif Ahmad, MD FACS FRCS, Ashish Agarwala, DO. John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Stony Brook University Medical Center   We present our early data on NOTUS gastric bypass using needlescopic instruments and compare it to the traditional 5 port laparoscopic gastric bypass. Prospective trial in which 20 morbidly obese patients after undergoing workup as per the NIH… Continue Reading »

Technique and Outcomes for Patients Requiring Laparoscopic Surgery After Large Ventral Hernia Repairs

OBJECTIVE: Patients with ventral hernia repairs risk mesh infection with subsequent surgeries, which can lead to serious morbidity. Such patients need an unorthodox approach to prevent serious complications such as mesh infection or recurrent hernias. METHODS: Patients who had large ventral hernia repairs and subsequently underwent laparoscopic procedures for various purposes were retrospectively reviewed. The… Continue Reading »

Sex and Bmi Alone Are Not Adequate Predictors of Outcomes Following Curative Proctectomy for Rectal Cancer

Anjali Kumar, MD MPH, Kirthi Kolli, MBBS, Katherine Khalifeh, MD, James F Fitzgerald, MD. Washington Hospital Center   BACKGROUND: When designing investigations to address issues of obesity in rectal cancer patients, it is important to note that obesity is traditionally measured using the metric of body mass index (BMI – weight in kg/height in meters^2).… Continue Reading »

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