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SAGES 2013 Abstracts and Posters
Thoracoscopic/Laparoscopic placement of a (Denver) Shunt for refractory ascites/chylothorax in children.
Ashwin Pimpalwar, MD, FRCS, Pediatric, Surgery, Sheena A Pimpalwar, MD 1Division of Pediatric Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, 2Department of Radiology Baylor College of Medicine and Texas children's Hospital, Houston, Texas Purpose: Denver shunts are used for palliation of refractory ascites /chylothorax in children. We report our technique using laparoscopic/ thoracoscopic guidance for… Continue Reading »
Impact of Comorbidity on Outcomes and Overall Survival After Open and Minimal Invasive Esophagectomy for Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer.
James P Dolan, MD, Taranjeet Kaur, MBBS, Brian S Diggs, PhD, Renato A Luna, MD, Paul Schipper, MD, Brandon Tieu, MD, Brett C Sheppard, MD, John G Hunter, MD Oregon Health & Science University Introduction: Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) was introduced with the intent of lessening the mortality and morbidity related to esophagectomy as compared… Continue Reading »
Predicting Who Will Fail Early Discharge After Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery with an Established Recovery Pathway
Deborah S Keller, MD, Blake Bankwitz, MS, Justin K Lawrence, MD, Brad J Champagne, MD, FACS, Harry L Reynolds, Jr., MD, Sharon L Stein, MD, FACS, Conor P Delaney, MD, MCh, PhD University Hospitals-Case Medical Center Purpose: Despite using laparoscopy and enhanced recovery protocols (ERP), some patients are not ready for early discharge. The goal… Continue Reading »