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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Sensing Forces in Natural Orifice Surgery

INTRODUCTION. The purpose of this study is to determine the typical forces that instruments must be able to exert on tissue when performing surgery in the abdomen while accessing the tissue through natural orifices. The feasibility of NOTES is currently limited by a number of factors including the lack of suitable instruments. Current instruments are… Continue Reading »

An Experimental Study of the Efficacy of New Flexible Bipolar Forceps (bela) for Hemostasis and Cystic Duct Closure During Cholecysectomy

IntroductionFlexible bipolar forceps might offer advantages over flexible clips delivered during NOTES, SILS or conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Bipolar forceps allow multiple applications of energy and might be cheaper and quicker than clips. A new bipolar coagulation device, the BELA, 3.7 mm diameter, with insulated jaws limiting thermal spread, has been shown to be effective at… Continue Reading »

Feasibility of Transvaginal Peritoneoscopy Using Novel Articulated Stereo-laparoscope Robot.

Objectives: Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) promises to decrease patient morbidity and hospital length of stay by eliminating incisions in the anterior abdominal wall. The clinical introduction of this technique has in part been hindered by the relative complexity of operating the conventional flexible endoscope within the peritoneal cavity. Following the development of a… Continue Reading »

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