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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Our Method of Internal Drainage of Pancreatic Pseudocysts Accomplished By Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Approaches

SHOJI FUKUYAMA, MD PhD, YOSHINAO KIMURA, MD PhD, YASUYUKI NAKAJIMA, MD PhD. NAKAJIMA HOSPITAL INTRODUCTION: In spite that indications of laparoscopic surgery have been spreading for various kinds of diseases, the number of laparoscopic surgery for pancreatic disease is still low compared to other abdominal diseases. Pseudocyst is one of the late complications after acute… Continue Reading »

Symptom Resolution After Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication in Patients with Proven Gastroesophageal Reflux

David J Dargis, DO, Matthew S Ralph, DO. Allegan Surgical Associates, Allegan, Michigan INTRODUCTION: Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) using EsophyX offers a less invasive alternative to laparoscopic fundoplication. A retrospective community-based study investigated safety, symptom resolution, patient satisfaction, and medication use after TIF. METHODS: Forty-one patients underwent TIF between April 2009 and June 2010 because… Continue Reading »

Ventral Hernia Recurrence Is Higher in Patients with a History of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Mohammad Salabat, MD, Dennis Leung, MS, Woody Denham, MD, Ari Robicsek, MD, Nancy Schindler, MD, Michael Ujiki, MD. NorthShore University HealthSystem, Chicago, IL Background: Ventral hernia (VH) rates are higher in patients after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. It is thought that the same connective tissue weakness that contributes to AAA may lend itself to… Continue Reading »

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