SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters

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NOTES Nephrectomy: Searching for the Best Path

Introduction:Laparoscopic nephrectomy is replacing open radical nephrectomy as the standard of care and it can be performed by a transperitoneal and retoperitoneal approach.Data remain scanty as to whether any objective difference exists between the two approaches.NOTES may shift the decisional paradigm between the two techniques.In the attempt to establish the best way to approach the… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic Excision of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor of the Stomach Near the Gastroesophageal Junction

Linda P Zhang, MD, Barry A Salky, MD. Mount Sinai School of Medicine   This is a video demonstrating a laparoscopic approach to excision of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the posterior stomach near the gastroesophageal junction. This is a challenging portion of the stomach for laparoscopic excision and repair. After full mobilization of the… Continue Reading »

Does Operative Time Influence Outcome in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery?

Laparoscopy has gained acceptance for the treatment of many colorectal disorders. However, the reality that laparoscopic cases are often time consuming and take longer than the conventional open approach has led to speculation that increased operative time may negatively affect the overall patient outcome. We examine all laparoscopic cases performed by a single surgeon (N… Continue Reading »

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