Type: Podium Presentations

Preliminary Evaluation of the Pattern Cutting and the Ligating Loop Virtual Laparoscopic Trainers

Amine Chellali, PhD, Woojin Ahn, PhD, Ganesh Sankaranarayanan, PhD, Jeff Flinn, MS, Steven D Schwaitzberg, MD, Daniel B Jones, MD, Suvranu De, ScD, Caroline G. L Cao, PhD. Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Wright State University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. INTRODUCTION: The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) trainer is currently […]

Efficacy of Laparoscopic-assisted Approach for Reversal of Hartmann’s Procedure: Results From the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

Jeanine Arkenbosch, BS, Hirochimi Miyagaki, MD, PhD, Hmc Shantha Kumara, PhD, Xiaohong Yan, PhD, Vesna Cekic, RN, Richard L Whelan, MD. Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center. INTRODUCTION: Postoperative morbidity after reversal of Hartmann’s procedure remains high. Proponents of minimally invasive methods believe the laparoscopic approach may […]

Technical Proficiency in Colonoscopy Correlates with Performance On the Fes Manual Skills Test

Carmen L Mueller, MD, Pepa Kaneva, MSc, Gerald M Fried, MD, Liane S Feldman, MD, Melina C Vassiliou, MD. Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre. INTRODUCTION: Ensuring proficiency in endoscopy has become a major priority for general surgery training programs in recent years. The Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) test is a high stakes […]

Morbidity and Mortality in Bariatric Surgery using Age and BMI stratification- A NSQIP data study

Aliu Sanni, MD, Sebastian Perez, MPH, Rachel Medbery, MD, Hernan Urrego, MD, Craig McCready, MD, Juan Toro, MD, Ankit Patel, MD, Arvin Singh, MD, Jahnavi Srinivasan, MD, Barbara Pettitt, MD, Edward Lin, DO, John Sweeney, MD, Scott Davis, MD. Department of General & GI Surgery, Emory University Hospital. Introduction: Bariatric surgery results in long-term weight […]

Damage Control with Lavage and drainage in Acute Diverticulitis Long term follow up

Miguel A Hernandez, MD, Morris E Franklin, MD, FACS, Zanndor Del Real Romo, MD, Guillermo Peralta, MD. Texas Endosurgery Institute. Background: The most common management for generalized purulent peritonitis due to perforated diverticulitis is emergency surgical intervention, because it has been associated to life threatening sepsis. For these cases Hartmann´s procedure is recommended as the […]

Lymph Node Mapping and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy with Fluorescence Imaging System in Robotic Colorectal Surgery

Giuseppe Spinoglio, MD, Ferruccio Ravazzoni, PhD, Giampaolo Formisano, MD, Alessandra Marano, MD, Domenico Piscioneri, MD. Department of General and Oncologic Surgery, SS. Antonio e Biagio Hospital, Alessandria, Italy. Introduction The prognosis and quality of life of patients with colorectal cancer depend on the extent of the tumor and on the quality of surgical care. A […]

Does Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Have Any Influence On Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease? Preliminary Results

Veronica Gorodner, MD, Rudolf Buxhoeveden, MD, Gaston Clemente, MD, Laura Sole, MD, Luis Caro, MD, Alejandro Grigaites, MD. Programa de Unidades Bariatricas. Introduction: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) prevalence is clearly increased among obese population. There is no question that gastric bypass is the best treatment option for obesity combined with GERD. However, the influence of […]

Groin Defects Seen At Laparoscopic Extra-peritoneal Dissection During Surgical Treatment of Athletic Pubalgia

Krzysztof J Wikiel, MD, George M Eid. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Background: Over the past thirty years a new disease process, now known as athletic pubalgia or sports hernia has been acknowledged, nevertheless the etiology is still not fully understood. The patients suffering from this ailment, often young and active, present to the physician’s […]

Preoperative Functional Health Status Predicts Outcomes After Elective Colorectal Surgery for Malignancy

Nuri Okkabaz, MD, Jeffrey P Hammel, MS, Feza H Remzi, MD, Emre Gorgun, MD. Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic. Background: The average life expectancy and number of elderly people has been increasing across the world. Age is a significant risk factor for colorectal cancer; thus, surgeons are commonly facing age-related perioperative […]

A Comparison of Robotic Single Incision and Traditional Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Tariq Lescouflair, MD, Monica Gustafson, MD, Ibrahim Daoud, MD, FACS. Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Hartford, CT. Introduction: Once laparoscopy proved to be a safe and reliable method of performing many abdominal surgical procedures, surgeons have continued to advanced technology and develop less invasive methods for performing common surgical […]

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