Topic: Minimally Invasive Other

High Dose Opioid Analgesia Use Prior To Laparoscopic Gastric Stimulator Placement Reduces Likelihood of Clinical Success

Mena Boules, MD, Hideharu Shimizu, MD, Andrea Zelisko, MD, Kevin El-Hayek, MD, Maged K Rizk, MD, Matthew Kroh, MD. Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Introduction: Gastroparesis is a chronic, common, and costly disorder for which medical therapy is often unsuccessful. Gastric electrical stimulation (GES) has been used to treat refractory cases however response is variable and difficult […]

Petersen’s Space Hernia After Gastric Bypass in a Pregnant Patient

Milan Ernjakovic, MD, FRCSC, John Hagen, MD, FRCSC. University of Toronto, Humber River Regional Hospital, Toronto, Canada.   This video summarizes the case of a Petersen’s space hernia in a 27 weeks pregnant woman who presented 2 years after a laparoscopic gastric bypass. An urgent exploratory laparoscopy was performed and the diagnosis of a Petersen’s […]

Single-port access cholecystectomy. A comparative study of 150 patients with the gold standard

Jesus Garijo, MD, Martin Gascon, MD. Hospital de Torrejon, Madrid, Spain. INTRODUCTION Single Port Access (SPA) surgery, also known as Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) or One Port Umbilical Surgery (OPUS), amongst others, is an advanced, minimally invasive surgical procedure in which the surgeon operates exclusively through a single access port. Since the whole procedure […]

The STOMACH trial: Surgical Technique, Open versus Minimally invasive gastrectomy After Chemotherapy

Jennifer Straatman, MD, M.A. Cuesta, MD, PhD, S.S. Gisbertz, MD, PhD, D.l. van der Peet, Md, PhD. VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam. Objective Aim of this prospective randomised, multi-center trial is to compare open gastrectomy with minimally invasive gastrectomy for gastric cancer in patients that received neoadjuvant therapy. Laparoscopic surgery has been shown to provide important […]

Neuroendocrine Tumours of the Appendix: 2 Case Reports of Succesful Curative Treatment

Alexandre C Stanescu, MD, Marius Nedelcu, MD, Annamaria Nedelcu, MD, Liana M Ples, MD, Bernhard Egger, Professor, of, Surgery. HFR Fribourg-Cantonal Hospital Switzerland,CHU Montpellier France, HUG Geneve-Switzerland, Sf. Ioan University Hospital, Bucharest. Introduction : Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the appendix (formally known as “carcinoids”) are rare and usually found incidentally at appendectomy.Appendicular carcinoid tumors are […]

Laparoscopic Extraction of a migrated Intrauterine Device from the Sigmoid Colonic wall under Colonoscopic Visualization.

Kelechi Akuma, MD, Luca Milone, MD, PhD, Julio Teixeira, MD, FACS. St. Johns Riverside Hospital, Yonkers. New York.  Background: Migration of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) into the peritoneal cavity is uncommon, but may result in serious complications including bowel perforation. We present the case of a 30 year old female with migration of an IUD […]

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 […]

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