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Routine Cholangiography and the Treatment of Choledocolithiasis: Our Experience in Transitioning from the Traditional Four Port Cholecystectomy to SILS and Beyond.
Ibrahim Daoud, MD, Randall Kimball, MD, Brendan O'Connell, MD, Brian Pellini, MD, Stanton Smith, MD St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT Introduction: Since the advent of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, there have been arguments for and against routine cholangiography. Many of these arguments focus on the identification of anatomical abnormalities and the recognition of biliary injuries. Another area… Continue Reading »
Viet Phuong, MD, Kevin El-Hayek, MD, Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS Cleveland Clinic Foundation Management of chronic benign esophageal stricture is challenging. Patients often undergo repeated esophageal dilation & stent changes to alleviate their dysphagia. Esophageal stents can migrate and be difficult to retrieve. The following case highlights the management of this complication. The patient has… Continue Reading »
Richard J Parent, MD, William D Fuller, MD Scripps Green Hospital Background: Laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy is an effective treatment of obesity and one of the top three bariatric procedures currently performed nationally. Current literature and studies suggest that hospital stays of less than two days may not be safe. We sought to demonstrate that… Continue Reading »