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Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery: A 15 Year Experience Evaluating Indications and Outcomes

Renee Huang, MD, Cynthia Sulzbach, BS, Dominique McKeever, BA, John Marks, MD, FACS, FASCRS Section of Colorectal Surgery, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA Background: This study reviews a 15 year experience with Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM). Indications, perioperative outcomes, morbidity and mortality are presented. Methods: From 1997-2012, 304 patients, 174 men and 130 women, mean… Continue Reading »

Early results of a comparative study of a novel reversible weight loss surgery vs sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity

Tikfu Gee, MBBS, MS, Kheng Wah Ong, MBBS, MS, Zubaidah Hanifa, MBBS, MS, Oo Myint Minn, MBBS, MS, Suriyana Ghani, MBBS, Shu Yu Lim, MD Universiti Putra Malaysia Morbid obesity is a serious health problem. It is a growing pandemic with a heavy toll on morbidity and mortality. Dietary measures have proven to be ineffective… Continue Reading »

Periprocedure Outcome During Upper Endoscopy in Morbidly Obese Patients : A Prospective Study

Pornthep Prathanvanich, MD, Bipan Chand, MD Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Chicago BackgroundOne concern during endoscopy in the obese is the effects of sedation. The obese patients has reduced functional residual capacity (FRC), vital capacity and total lung volume. These changes in lung volume decrease exponentially with the higher body mass index (BMI).… Continue Reading »

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