SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters

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Experience with the Gore Absorbable Plug in Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

Intro: Laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal hernia repair (TAPP) has traditionally used permanent mesh. Goretex absorbable mesh is an FDA approved synthetic absorbable material approved for use as a tissue reenforcement strategy that resorbs in 2-3 months.Study Design: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data from a single surgeon experience using laparoscopic TAPP repairs in selected patients. Laparoscopic… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic Surgery After Preoperative Chemoradiation for Advanced Lower Rectal Cancer

Shinya Morimoto, MD, Mitsuo Shimada, MD PhD, Nobuhiro Kurita, MD PhD, Hirohiko Sato, MD, Takashi Iwata, MD, Masanori Nishioka, MD, Tomohiko Miyatani, MD, Kozo Yoshikawa, MD, Masakazu Goto, Dr, Hideya Kashihara, Dr, Chie Mikami, Dr. University of Tokushima   [INTRODUCTION] Laparoscopic surgery for advanced colon cancer has been widely accepted. A few studies have shown… Continue Reading »

Single Incision Transumbilical Laparoscopic Appendectomy

IntroductionLaparoscopic appendectomy requires 3-4 skin incisions to place 3-4 trocars. We describe a technique for single incision transumbilical appendectomy that utilizes the same equipment required to perform standard laparoscopic appendectomy. MethodsSixteen patients underwent single incision laparoscopic appendectomy using the new technique, operative time, and complications were recorded. ResultsSixteen patients underwent single incision laparoscopic appendectomy with… Continue Reading »

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