SAGES 2012


March 7 – 10, 2012
San Diego Convention Center

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SAGES 2012 Abstracts and Posters

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Leveraging Mobile Health Technology in a Model for Home-based Primary Care: a Demonstration Project

House calls by physicians and physician extenders are time-consuming and have historically been poorly reimbursed.  Nevertheless a number of factors are driving a resurgence in this form of patient-provider encounter.  The burgeoning fields of mobile health technology, mobile communications and electronic medical records are converging to create new opportunities to leverage advances in a robust… Continue Reading »

Is Hybrid Robotic Laparoscopic Assistance the Ideal Approach for Rectal Dissection.

Marek Zawadzki, MD, Slawomir J Marecik, MD, Vamsi R Velchuru, FRCS, John J Park, MD, Leela M Prasad, MD. University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, USA   Background: The use of robotic assistance in the management of rectal cancer has gradually increased in popularity over the years but the optimal… Continue Reading »

Data-based Self-study Guidelines for the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Examination

Maria A Cassera, BS, Bin Zheng, MD PhD, Lee L Swanstrom, MD. Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery Division, The Oregon Clinic   Introduction:The goal of this study is to analyze residents’ performance on the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) manual skills tasks following the American Board of Surgery mandate in 2010, and provide a set… Continue Reading »

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