SAGES 2010


12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
April 14 – 17, 2010
Landover, Maryland USA (just outside of Washington, DC)
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

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SAGES 2010 Abstracts and Posters

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Laparoscopic Anti-reflux Surgery As a Definitive Treatment in Refractory Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Diseases.

BackgroundLaparoscopic anti-reflux surgery (LARS) is now well established as an effective treatment in the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Some of the reflux can be severe enough to cause upper respiratory symptoms such as laryngitis, hoarseness, chronic cough. Reflux resulting in aspiration can result in lower respiratory tract illnesses such as asthma and pulmonary… Continue Reading »

Is Extended Post-operative Monitoring Necessary for Morbidly Obese Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Undergoing Bariatric Surgery?

Objective: To elucidate whether or not a higher level of post-operative monitoring is warranted in the OSA patient population undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Introduction: Morbidly obese patients are at increased risk for serious health conditions including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Patients diagnosed with OSA prior to bariatric surgery are considered to be at higher… Continue Reading »

Totally Supine Laparoscopic/thoracoscopic Ivor Lewis Oesophagectomy – A Novel Technique

We would like to present this innovative technique that the author has developed at our centre. In Totally Supine Laparoscopic/Thoracoscopic oesophagectomy we position the patient in Lloyed Davies position and the right arm is elevated in flexion/abduction position. The abdominal phase is performed with standard five port laparoscopic technique followed by the right thoracoscopic mobilisation.… Continue Reading »

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