Topic: Therapeutic Endoscopy

Symptomatic and Physiologic Outcomes At One-year After Peroral Esophageal Myotomy (POEM)

Ezra N Teitelbaum, MD, Nathaniel J Soper, MD, Byron F Santos, MD, Fahd O Arafat, MD, John E Pandolfino, MD, Peter J Kahrilas, MD, Ikuo Hirano, MD, Eric S Hungness, MD. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. INTRODUCTION: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a novel surgical operation for the treatment of achalasia. Here we analyze […]

Endoscopic Treatment of Anastmotic Leakage After Gastric Bypass Surgery and a Later Occurring Cardial Stricture

Maria Bergstrom, MD, PhD, Bo Erlandsson, MD, Per-Ola Park, Professor. Dept of Surgery, South Alvsborg Hospital, Boras, Sweden & Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden. Background Endoscopic treatment of surgical complications offers less traumatic procedures for patients who many times are in a bad condition. Sten treatment of anastomotic leaks after laparoscopic gastric bypass (LGBP) has recently […]

Surgical Outcomes of Lateral Transperitoneal Adrenalectomy and Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy in Consecutive Patients by a Single Surgeon

Young Jun Chai(1), MD, Soon Young Tae(1), MD, Heeseung Lee(1), MD, Yong Joon Suh(1), MD, Jung-Woo Woo(1), MD, Se Hyun Paek(1), MD, Su-jin Kim(1), MD, Jun Young Choi(2), MD, Kyu Eun Lee(1), MD, PhD, Yeo-Kyu Youn(1), MD, PhD. (1)Department of Surgery,Seoul National University Hospital and College of Medicine,Seoul,Korea, Division of Surgery,Thyroid Center,Seoul National University Cancer […]

Six Month Outcomes in Patients Experiencing Weight Gain After Gastric Bypass Who Underwent Gastrojejunal Revision Using an Endoluminal Suturing Device

M Gitelis, M Ujiki, L Farwell, J Linn, K Miller, C Burnett, J Carbray, S Haggerty, W Denham. NorthShore University HealthSystem. Background and Objective: Weight gain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) occurs in approximately 25% of cases and this may lead to redevelopment of comorbid conditions. Currently, adequate treatment strategies for this group of patients […]

Rendezvous technique for treatment of complete common bile duct transection after multiple hepatobiliary surgeries

Seung Hoon Shin, MD, Ariel Klevan, MD, Christopher Fernandez, MD, Jose M Martinez, MD, FACS. Division of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Dewitt-Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA. Common bile duct (CBD) injury during surgical procedures is a serious complication. Partial injury can usually be managed […]

Self Expandable Metal Stents (sems) as an Alternative Treatment Option in Perforated Duodenal Ulcers, Comparison with Surgery

Per-Ola Park, Professor, Jorge Alberto Arroyo Vazquez, MD, Gina Nesouli, MD, Maria Bergstrom, MD, PhD. Dept of Surgery, South Alvsborg Hopital, Boras, Sweden, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg Sweden. Introduction The objective of this study was to compare a new treatment method using stent-placement with the traditional surgical suture for perforated duodenal ulcers. Standard treatment for perforated […]

Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett’s associated intramucosal carcinoma: A multi-center follow-up study

Adam C Strauss, MD, Agoston Agoston, MD, PhD, Parambir S Dulai, MD, Thadeus L Trus, MD, Amitabh Srivastava, MD, Richard I Rothstein, MD. Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center; Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Purpose: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA), with or without endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), has been validated as a safe, effective and durable treatment option for dysplastic […]

Learning efficacy between a 30 degree rigid scope and a flexible scope in newly educated medical personnel for laparoscopic colorectal procedure: a prospective, comparative study

Young-Jae Lee, MD, Seon-Hahn Kim, MD, PhD. Colorectal Division, Department of Surgery, Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. Background: During laparoscopic surgery, the scope is often maneuvered by novice in operation. This study was designed to find out which of the two types of scopes (30° rigid scope and flexible […]

Economic Impact of Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy Versus Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and Endoscopic Pneumatic Dilation

Michael P Meara, MD, MBA, Kyle A Perry, MD, Jeffery W Hazey, MD. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. BACKGROUND: Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) has proven to be a viable therapeutic modality for the treatment of idiopathic achalasia. Cost data has not been reported which evaluates the cost of POEM. The purpose of […]

Complications of Laparoscopic Transgastric ERCP in Patients with Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Kevin L Grimes, MD, Kirpal Singh, MD, Maurice E Arregui, MD. St. Vincent Hospital. Introduction As more patients undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the population with altered anatomy continues to increase. This presents a challenge when duodenal access is required for ERCP. One technique, first described by Peters & Gagne in 2002, is laparoscopic transgastric ERCP. […]

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