SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters

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Laparoscopic Transanal Abdominal Transanal (tata) Resection with Sphincter Preservation for Rectal Cancer of the Distal 3cm Following Neoadjuvant Therapy

Introduction: In a prospective rectal cancer management program, this study reports short and long term results of laparoscopic radical transanal abdominal transanal proctosigmoidectomy with coloanal anastomosis (TATA) after neoadjuvant therapy. Methods: From 1998 to 2008, in a prospective database, 102 rectal cancer patients were treated with laparoscopic TATA. Patients with distant metastasis at presentation, tumor… Continue Reading »

Safety of Clip-less Hook Diathermy Division Against Standard Clipped Division of Cystic Artery in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Back ground: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgery. Various methods of Cystic artery division are in practice. This study looks into the safety of clip-less hook diathermy division of cystic artery against the standard cystic artery division between clips. Objective: To study the outcome and safety of the clip-less hook diathermy… Continue Reading »

Transgastric Endoscopic Peritoneoscopy Does Not Lead to Increased Risk of Infectious Complications

Introduction: As the field of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) develops it remains important to determine the risk of clinically significant bacterial contamination and infectious complications of the peritoneal cavity. We report herein the bacterial contamination of the peritoneum in patients undergoing transgastric endoscopic peritoneoscopy (TEP) during laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass (LRYGB) to perform… Continue Reading »

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