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Gastroesophageal Reflux is Common After Both Sleeve and Band; GER is Precancerous Lesion; a Warning to Surgeons and Patients: the Band and Sleeve May Lead to GER and Esophageal Cancer

R Rutledge, MD Center for Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery The Link between gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and esophageal cancer is undeniable. "There is a strong and causal relation between gastroesophageal reflux and esophageal adenocarcinoma."(1) Hundreds of other studies support this conclusion. Therefore an intervention that significantly increases the rate and severity of GER can be predicted to… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopy in Gynecological Emergency a Comparison Between 2 Departments

Roxana Ganescu, MD, PhD, Sorin Paun, MD, PhD, *Liana Ples, MD, PhD, Ionut Negoi, MD, PhD, Bogdan Gaspar, MD, PhD, *Mihaela Burtea, MD Emergency Hospital Bucharest Romania*, 'Bucur' Clinic of Obstetrics & Gynecology Although gynecological emergency can be the privilege of gynecologists, there are situation when this pathology addresses first to general surgeons. The aim… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Octogenerians: Outcome Analysis of 48 Consecutive Cases by a Single Surgeon

R A Gamagami, MD, Paul Kozak, Natalia Sopiarz Department of Surgery; Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox, Illinois Background: The aging population has led to an increase in the number of patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Wide variations are reported in morbidity, mortality, and conversion rates involving multiple surgeons. Previous data have shown that the morbidity… Continue Reading »

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