SAGES 2011


March 30 – April 2, 2011
San Antonio Convention Center, San Antonio, TX

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SAGES 2011 Abstracts and Posters

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Single Incision Total Extra-Peritoneal Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Using a New Device: A Case Report

David S Lee, MD, Tomasz Rogula, MD PhD. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Bariatric Metabolic Institute Background: Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair continues to gain acceptance and has become the preferred approach for bilateral and some recurrent inguinal hernias. Further advances in technology and instrumentation have allowed surgeons to now perform these operations through a single incision. We… Continue Reading »


Sam Atallah, MD, Teresa DeBeche-Adams, MD, Matthew Albert, MD, Sergio Larach, MD. Florida Hospital To determine the feasibility of using a standard post-operative drain as an access point for the new technique of drainoscopy. Methods and Procedures: Drainoscopy is demonstrated in the operating room on a patient who has undergone a laparoscopic, hand-assisted APR. A… Continue Reading »

Choice of Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair with Or Without Mesh: A Decision Analysis

Nadia Obeid, MD, Vic Velanovich, MD. Henry Ford Hospital Background: Controversy exists on whether laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair should be done with or without mesh. Arguments for use of mesh center on decreased incidence of recurrence. Arguments against the use of mesh center on increased incidence of severe long-term adverse events. We performed a decision… Continue Reading »

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