SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters

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A New Robotic System for Single-incision Laparoscopic Surgery: Preliminary Experience

Introduction: The concept of single access procedures has gained a greater attention of general surgeons over the last four years. Despite such a wide momentum, these procedures pose several changes for the operating surgeon, such as impaired eye-hand coordination and restricted manipulation. In this context, robotic-assisted surgery represents a growing discipline designed to enhance the… Continue Reading »

Comparative Outcomes of Weight Loss and Perioperative Complications in Morbidly Obese Population Undergoing Biliopancreatic Diversion Based On Age

Iswanto Sucandy, MD, Gintaras Antanavicius, MD FACS. Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pennsylvania   Introduction : Although many risk factors affecting outcomes of bariatric procedures have been identified, the effect of age on weight loss and perioperative complications was not adequately investigated. Previous studies have reported that increasing age and preoperative BMI are independently associated with… Continue Reading »

Preoperative Angulation of the Distal Esophagus and Outcome After Heller Myotomy and Anterior Fundoplication for Achalasia

Introduction: Achalasia is defined by esophageal dysmotility and obstruction. Over time, obstruction may result in esophageal elongation and angulation of the distal esophagus. The aim of this study was to determine if preoperative distal esophageal angulation correlates with symptom relief after laparoscopic Heller myotomy and anterior fundoplication. Methods: 63 patients undergoing laparoscopic Heller myotomy with… Continue Reading »

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