Type: Podium Presentations

Single-incision Pediatric Endosurgery (SIPES) Splenectomy: What Dictates the Need for Additonal Ports?

Aaron D Seims, MD, Robert T Russell, MD, Elizabeth A Beierle, MD, Mike K Chen, MD, Scott A Anderson, MD, Colin A Martin, MD, Carroll M Harmon. Children’s of Alabama. Introduction: As proficiency with single-incision pediatric endosurgery (SIPES) increases over time, more challenging operations such as splenectomy are being performed. While the ultimate goal is […]

Minimally Invasive Colorectal Resection Is Associated with Significantly Elevated Levels of Plasma Matrix Metalloproteinase 3 (mmp3) During the First Month After Surgery Which May Promote the Growth of Residual Metastases

H.m.c Shantha Kumara, PhD, Xiaohong Yan, PhD, Hiromichi Miyagaki, MDPhD, Sahani De Silva, Vesna Cekic, RN, Richard L Whelan, MD. Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Suite 7B, 425 West, 59th Street, New York, NY 10019, USA;Department of Gastroenterological surgery, Graduate school of Medicine, Osaka University.. Introduction: MMP3, […]

Increased Incidence of Diaphragmatic Herniation after Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy – initial experience in a UK Specialist Unit

David E Messenger, MD, FRCS, Simon M Higgs, MD, FRCS, David F Hewin, MD, FRCS, Vipond N Mark, MD, FRCS, Hugh Barr, MD, FRCS, Simon J Dwerryhouse, MD, FRCS, Martin S Wadley, MD, FRCS. Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, UK.  INTRODUCTION The uptake of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) in the UK […]

A comparative trial of LINX versus Lap Nissen: caveats for patient selection

Eric G Sheu, MD, DPhil, Peter Nau, MD, Barbara Nath, MD, Braden Kuo, MD, David W Rattner, MD. Massachusetts General Hospital. Background: The LINX procedure, magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA), is a promising new therapy for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). While initial clinical trials have shown MSA to be safe and effective, MSA […]

Long Term Outcomes of Radiologic Recurrence After Paraesophageal Hernia Repair with Mesh

Rachel A Jones, MD, Anton Simorov, MD, Carl J Tadaki, MD, Dmitry Oleynikov, MD. University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of General Surgery. Introduction: Paraesophageal hernia repair has historically had a high radiologic recurrence rate in the literature, even with the use of biologic mesh as a prosthetic buttress to reinforce the primary crural repair. […]

Impact of the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome On Early Discharge After Laparoscopic Segmental Colectomy

Bobby Johnson, MD, Ian M Paquette, MD, Bradley R Davis, MD. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Introduction: There is increasing pressure to decrease length of stay (LOS) after major surgical procedures. Although laparoscopic colectomy has been shown to shorten LOS compared to open colectomy, not all patients experience equal benefit. Predictive factors for early […]

Early post operative weight loss after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy correlates with the volume of the stomach excised and not with that of the sleeve! Preliminary data from an MDCT based study.

Pawanindra Lal, MS, DNB, MNAMS, FRCSEd, FRCSGlas, FRCSEn, FACS, Manoj K Midha, MBBS, Anubhav Vindal, MS, DNB, MRCSEd, MNAMS, Jagdish Chander, MS. Division of Minimal Access Surgery, Department of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College (University of Delhi), New Delhi, India. Introduction Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in India in the 21st century, with morbid obesity […]

Bile Duct Injury Prevention Requires a New National Training Paradigm Despite Successful Deployment of FLS

Steven D Schwaitzberg, MD, Daniel J Scott, MD, Daniel B Jones, MD, Sophia K McKinley, BA, EdM, Johanna Castrillion, MD, Tina Hunter, PhD, L. Michael Brunt, MD. Harvard Medical School, UT Southwestern School of Medicine, S2 Statistical Solutions, Washington University School of Medicine. Bile duct injury (BDI) remains the dreaded complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) […]

Construct Validity and Possible Educational Role for Motion Analysis in a Laparoscopic Trainer

Maeve O’Neill Trudeau, MD, Ahmed Nasr, MD, FRCSC, Brian Carrillo, PhD, J. Ted Gerstle, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FAAP, Georges Azzie, MD, FRCSC. Dept of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto ON Canada. Centre for Image Guided Innovation & Therapeutic Intervention, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Dept of Surgery, University of Ottawa, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, […]

Quality Improvement Through Social Media: an initial look at the International Hernia Collaboration Facebook(tm) Group

Patricia C Chui, MD, Brian P Jacob, MD. Mount Sinai Medical Center, NYC. Introduction:  The widespread accessibility to social media platforms, such as Facebook™, affords all of the stakeholders interested in optimizing patient outcomes within a specific surgical discipline the extraordinary opportunity to participate in the rapid global exchange of education and ideas. Groups that […]