Topic: Minimally Invasive Other

Laparoscopic Approch to Repair a Type II Endoleak From the Median Sacral Vessel

Francois Julien, MD, FRCSC, Diana Losada, MD, FRCSC, Mireille Methot, MD, FRCSC, Amy Neville, MD, FRCSC, Jean Denis Yelle, MD, FRCSC, FACS. Minimally Invasive Surgery, Division General Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa. A 80-year-old male underwent an uncomplicated endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR). The routine follow up imagery showed a persistent […]

Single-Port access transgastric technique for a gastric GIST

Martin Gascon, MD, Jesus Garijo, MD, Cesar G Llorente, MD, Alberto Pueyo, MD, Matias Cea, MD. Hospital de Torrejon de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain. OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the commonest type of mesenchymal neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract. 60% occur in the stomach. GIST of 20 mm or larger in size […]

Equipment Variation in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Ayman E Ahmed, MBBS, Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, Susan M Walters, RN, H. Tracy Davido, MD. University of Minnesota. Introduction: Healthcare costs continue to rise while reimbursements are decreasing; furthermore, these reimbursements are increasingly tied to quality outcome metrics. Therefore, methods of improving operative efficiency, consistency and cost reduction are imperative. Prior studies have delineated process variation as a determinant […]

Pure single-incision laparoscopic D2 lymphadenectomy for gastric cancer: Novel approach to 11p lymph node dissection (Mid-pancreas mobilization)

Sang-Hoon Ahn, MD, Sang-Yong Son, MD, Do Hyun Jung, MD, Do Joong Park, MD, PhD, Hyung-Ho Kim, MD, PhD. Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. Purpose: We sought to evaluate the usefulness of a novel mid-pancreas mobilization for 11p lymph node dissection (LND) to accomplish D2 lymph node dissection in pure single-incision laparoscopic […]

Direct Access Ercp: A Novel and Reliable Surgical Technique for Patients with Roux-en-y Anatomy

Cheryl Lin, MD, Robert J Aragon, MD, Aaron D Carr, MD, Mohamed R Ali, MD, FACS. Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis.. Background:  The universal need for surgically-assisted access to the biliary tree following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) has grown as the incidence of bariatric surgery has increased. Even with the availability of expert […]

Virtually scarless laparoscopy for gastrointestinal and gynecologic procedures: a novel technique

Gabriel Garnica, MD, Juan F Molina-Lopez, MD, Isaac Baley, MD, Karla S Martin, MD, Luis C Valencia, Rafael Padilla, Fernando Quijano, Angel Martinez – Munive. The American British Cowdray Medical Center.  Introduction: We propose a laparoscopic approach which presumes better cosmetic results than single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and the same results as conventional laparoscopic […]

Inflammation and Coagulation Interaction After Open and Laparoscopic Left Partial Hepatectomy in a Porcine Experimental Model

Konstantinos S Mammas, MD, MSc, PhD, George Kottis, MD, PhD, Chrysoula Nikolaou, MD, PhD, Georgia Kostopanagiotou, MD, PhD, Nikolaos Kavantzas, MD, PhD, Nikolaos Arkadopoulos, MD, PhD, Vasileios Smyrniotis, MD, PhD. 1:National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Aretaieion University Hospital, Surgical Laboratory C.Tountas,.. Objectives: The project compares the systemic and regional inflammation to the coagulation response […]

Variation in national DRG payments for laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Hospital level analysis

Pushwaz Virk, MD, Charudutt Paranjape, MD. Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH. Introduction: In 2013, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released data about Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) payments made to over 3000 acute care hospitals in 2011. The data included the average amount billed to CMS by each hospital for top 100 DRGs, […]

Laparoscopic Versus Open Surgical Management of Small Bowel Obstruction – A Comparison of Outcomes

James P Byrne, BScEng, MD, Fady Saleh, MD, MPH, FRCSC, Luciano Ambrosini, MD, Carolina Jimenez, MD, Joshua Gnanasegaram, Fayez Quereshy, MD, MBA, FRCSC, Timothy D Jackson, MD, MPH, FRCSC, Allan Okrainec, MDCM, MHPE, FACS, FRCSC. Division of General Surgery, University Health Network, University of Toronto. As the laparoscopic management of acute small bowel obstruction (SBO) […]

Laparoscopic Treatment of Medial Arcuate Ligament Syndrome

Clayton C Petro, MD, Michael J Rosen, MD, Yuri W Novitsky, MD. University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Introduction:   A 48-year-old otherwise healthy female presented with “years” of worsening post-prandial abdominal pain associated with a gradual 45-lb weight loss. Her initial evaluation included an upper endoscopy that showed no obvious etiology of her symptoms. CTA […]

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