SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters

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A Virtual Electrosurgery Simulator for Teaching and Training in Safe Usage of Energy

ObjectiveTo develop a virtual Reality (VR) simulator to teach the various mechanisms through which injury can occur when using electrosurgery during minimally invasive surgery. Description and MethodsInadvertent thermal injuries do occasionally occur when using electrosurgical devices. The 3 main mechanisms responsible are insulation failure, direct coupling and capacitive coupling. A force feedback enabled VR simulator… Continue Reading »

Transumbilical Single Site Colecystectomy Versus Standard Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Results of a Pilot Trial

M. Umit Ugurlu, MD, M. Tahir Oruc, MD, Zehra Boyacioglu, MD, H. Taner Turgut, MD, Mehmet Ozyilmaz, MD, S. Yigit Yildiz, MD. KOCAELI DERINCE TEACHING AND RESEARCH HOSPITAL GENERAL SURGERY CLINIC, KOCAELI, TURKEY   Introduction: The potential benefits of single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) may include scarless surgery, reduced postoperative pain, reduced postoperative length of… Continue Reading »

Scarless One Port Transumbilical Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is usually performed using several trocars. We report a case of a single port sleeve gastrectomy in a 42 year-old, female morbidly obese with a BMI of 42 kg/m2. Through a 2-cm single transumbilical incision Triport® was inserted and roticulator instruments were used. To retrieve the specimen we partially used the device… Continue Reading »

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