Topic: Therapeutic Endoscopy

Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) Following Previous Lapaoscopic Heller Myotomy Is Feasible and Safe in a Porcine Survival Model

Andrew S Kastenmeier, MD, Luke Miles, BS, Matthew Frelich, MS, Kulwinder Dua, MD, Jon C Gould, MD. Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery; and Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology. Introduction: Recurrent or persistent dysphagia after a Heller myotomy occurs in up to 10-15% of patients. […]

Sedation and bowel preparation for colonoscopy in elderly: A nationwide survey in Ireland.

Hytham Hamid, Mr, Adeel Zafar, Mr, Brian Egan, Dr, Luke O’Donnell, Dr, Iqbal Khan, Mr. Departments of Surgery and Gastroenterology, Mayo General Hospital, Ireland.. Background and Aims: The practice of colonoscopy in elderly is not standardized in Europe. Recent European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) guidelines are concerned primarily with safety aspects of the procedure […]

Endoscopic Argon Plasma Coagulation Can Alleviate Dyspagia from Malignant Esophageal Masses

Reinier F Narvaez, MS, III, Matthew Y Lin, MD, John P Cello, MD, Stanley J Rogers, MD. University of California, San Francisco. Background: Dysphagia is a common symptom for advanced esophageal cancer. Both chemoradiation and/or stent placement may not fully alleviate dysphagia and are not without its morbidities. Argon plasma coagulation (APC) is characterized by […]

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for respiratory disease in children.

Masahide Murasugi*, MD, PhD, Masato Kanzaki*, MD, PhD, Takuma Kikkawa*, MD, PhD, Tamami Isaka*, MD, PhD, Maeda Hideruki*, MD, Sakamoto Kei*, MD, Sayaka Katagiri*, MD, Junko Kawata*, MD, Kunihiro Oyama*, MD, PhD, Takamasa Onuki*, MD, PhD, Osamu Segawa**, MD, PhD. Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery*, Division of Pediatric Surgery**, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, […]

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 […]

A Novel Endoscopic Approach to Managing High Output Entero-atmospheric Fistulae

Sean B Orenstein, MD, Yuhsin V Wu, MD, Eric M Pauli, MD, Tung T Tran, MD, Randy S Haluck, MD, Yuri W Novitsky, MD, Jeffrey M Hardacre, MD, John B Ammori, MD, Edmond Sanchez, MD, Jeffrey L Ponsky, MD, Jeffrey M Marks, MD. Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland OH; Department of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Peg Tube Placement: Do We Do It Better Than Gi?

Bindhu Oommen, MD, MPH, Samuel W Ross, MD, MPH, Joel F Bradley, MD, Kristopher B Williams, MD, Hannah C Kline, Vedra A Augenstein, Brant T Heniford, MD, Ronald F Sing, DO. Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal & Minimally Invasive Surgery, Charlotte, NC. INTRODUCTION Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement is a […]

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 […]

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