SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters

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National Utilization of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Colon Resection: An Analysis of Recent Trends

Allyson H Stone, MD MS, Stefan Holubar, MD MPH, Samuel Finlayson, MD MPH. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA   INTRODUCTION.A relatively slow rate of rise in the proportion of elective colon resections performed laparoscopically prior to 2005 was shown in a prior study of national inpatient data. Since 2004, several published studies showed significant… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic Management of Chronic Inguinal Pain; Mesh Plug Removal

Nikolai R Bildzukewicz, MD, Marcos Michelotti, MD, Alisa Coker, MD, Bryan Sandler, MD, Takayuki Dotai, MD, Mark Talamini, MD, Santiago Horgan, MD, Garth Jacobsen, MD. University of California at San Diego    Mesh plug insertion can lead to chronic inguinal pain. As surgeons move towards lightweight mesh materials for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (LIHR), large… Continue Reading »

Gages: A Valid Measurment Tool for Technical Skills in Flexible Endoscopy

Introduction: GAGES (Global Assessment of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Skills) was created to provide an objective measure of endoscopic skills to better assess training curricula. Pilot data have shown GAGES to meet high standards of reliability and validity. The aim of this multicenter study was to demonstrate the practicality and external validity of this instrument, while providing… Continue Reading »

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