SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters

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Clipless Minilaparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Comparative Cost Study for a Minimally Invasive and Cost Effective Procedure.

INTRODUCTION: For the surgical treatment of gallbladders diseases, the laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been accepted as the gold standard all over the world. Although, it seems to be clear that the needlescopic procedure, called minilaparoscopic cholecystectomy (MLC) is superior in many aspects when it is compared not only to open surgery, but also compared to the… Continue Reading »

Should All Excised Rectal Polyps Be Tattooed? A Plea for Localization

Deborah Keller, MD, Jane Jaffee, DO, Amit Khanna, MD MPH. Temple University Hospital   Five to eight percent of colonoscopically removed benign rectal lesions contain invasive carcinoma. Rectal tattooing has been advocated for follow-up localization of the resection site. Despite proven benefits, tattooing is not routinely performed on benign appearing rectal polyps. Our hypothesis was… Continue Reading »

Minimizing the Learning Curve for Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair -the Fellowship Effect.

Introduction: Laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia (PEH) repair is technically demanding with anatomic recurrence rates as high as 20-40% reported from leading centers. The learning curve is an important factor in these failures. Our aim was to estimate the effect of MIS fellowship training on the learning curve for this procedure.Methods: We analyzed data accrued prospectively from… Continue Reading »

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