SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters

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Intern Boot Camp: One Day Makes a Difference

Introduction: Surgical simulation is becoming a more widely used method in the training of residents as it enables the honing of technical skills and exposes residents to new procedures resulting in the reduction of error in the operating room and increases in patient safety. The inequities and inconsistencies of the cognitive and technical skill levels… Continue Reading »

Splenic Injury After Therapeutic ERCP

INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic Retrograde Cholagiopancreatography (ERCP) is an invasive, but sensitive means of diagnosing and treating biliary disease. Complications range from 5-10%. The most common complications of ERCP are acute pancreatitis and duodenal perforation; but esophageal, splenic and hepatic injury have been reported. Here we report such a splenic injury after ERCP. CASE REPORT: A 29… Continue Reading »

Opportunity Cost in the Evaluation of Surgical Innovations: A Case Study of Laparoscopic Versus Open Colectomy

Introduction Opportunity cost is the value of an activity forgone to participate in some other activity. With respect to surgery, an innovation incurs an opportunity cost when it uses additional operating time that could otherwise be used in a productive way. Although fundamental to the economist’s view of costs, opportunity cost is infrequently used in… Continue Reading »

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