Topic: Outcomes / Complications Of Surgery

Robotically-Assisted Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch. Learning Curve and Progress in Five Years of Practice

Iswanto Sucandy, MD, Gintaras Antanavicius, MD, FACS. Abington Memorial Hospital, PA. Introduction: Laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) is the most technically challenging procedure in bariatric surgery. This procedure has been shown to result in better resolution of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia, as well as more sustained weight loss compared to gastric banding […]

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Gastrojejunostomy Construction Technique Correlates with Anastomotic Complications

Alex W Lois, BS, Matthew J Frelich, MS, Matthew I Goldblatt, MD, James R Wallace, MD, PhD, Jon C Gould, MD. Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin. INTRODUCTION: This study sought to evaluate two of the surgical techniques employed to create the gastrojejunostomy during laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses (LRYGB). The […]

Screening for Prothrombotic States Does Not Identify Patients at Risk for Portal and Splenic Vein Thrombus Following Laparoscopic Splenectomy

Namdar Manouchehri, Pepa Kaneva, Chantal Seguin, Giovanni P Artho, Gerald M Fried, Liane S Feldman. McGill University Health Centre. Introduction The aim of this study is to identify specific acquired prothrombotic risk factors contributing to the development of portal or splenic vein thrombosis (PSVT) following laparoscopic splenectomy (LS). PSVT are potentially lethal complications of splenectomy. Known […]

Minimally invasive approach to SBO caused by metastatic lung cancer

Mohan M John, MD, Harish Nirujogi, MD, Visweshwar Haresh, MD, Vellore Parithivel, MD, Masooma Niazi, MD. Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY. Introduction: One half of lung cancer patients have metastatic disease at the time of presentation. The commonest sites of metastases are lymph nodes and the liver(1). Small bowel metastasis from lung cancer is […]

Post-cholecystectomy acute bile duct injury: Two decade experience from a tertiary hospital in India

Joji Abraham A, Dr, Vk Kapoor, Professor, Anand Prakash, Dr, Rk Singh, Dr, Ak Gupta, Professor, Anu Behari, Dr, R Saxena, Professor. Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences(SGPGIMS). Introduction: Post-cholecystectomy acute bile duct injuries have been addressed less frequently in the recent literature search. We analyzed our experience over the last two decades and […]

Hospital Readmission Following Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy, and Herniorrhaphy

Brian C Hill, MD, Saad A Shebrain, MBBCh, FACS, Leandra H Burke, MPA, CCRP, Shivani Shah, MD, Ethan J Maltz. Western Michigan University School of Medicine. INTRODUCTION: Hospital readmissions are known to occur after surgery. We conducted a retrospective case review on a cohort of patients who had appendectomy, cholecystectomy, or hernia repair and were […]

The Controversy of Prophylactic IVC Filters in High Risk Patients Undergoing Gastric Bypass Surgery

B Jakub Wilhelm, MD, Aniket K Sakharpe, MD, MPH, Manthan Makadia, MD, Leopoldo M Baccaro, MD, Vinay Singhal, MD. Easton Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine. Introduction: Patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery have a high risk for thromboembolic events. Over the last decade the use of prophylactic IVC filter (IVCF) placement has drastically increased for […]

Gastric volvulus after laparoscopic pancreatectomy

Elsa B Valsdottir, MD, Sindri A Viktorsson, MD. Landspitali University Hospital, University of Iceland Medical School. Introduction: Pancreatectomy is considered to be a last resort in treating pain due to chronic pancreatitis. A laparoscopic version of this procedure is becoming more and more common. This case report describes the serious complication of gastric volvulus with […]

Thromboembolic Events in Bariatric Surgery: The Cleveland Clinic Experience

Mohammad H Jamal, MD, MEd, FRCSC, Hideharu Shimizu, MD, Stacy Brethauer, MD, FACS, Mathew Kroh, MD, FACS, Biban Chand, MD, FACS, Philip Schauer, MD, FACS. Cleveland Clinic. Introduction The risk of venous thromboembolic (VTE) events is increased in patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Population studies examining VTE rates after bariatric surgery often lack details and uniformity […]

Post-Laparoscopic Appendectomy Small Bowel Obstruction: An unlikely cause

Katherine Foley, MD, Christian Balabanoff, MD, Ala Stanford Frey, MD, FACS, FAAP. Abington Memorial Hospital.   A laparoscopic appendectomy is one of the most common acute pediatric surgery operations. Common post-operative problems include abscess formation and occasionally port site hernias.  There are rare reports of intestinal obstruction from loose linear staples in the adult literature, but this […]

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