Type: Posters Of Distinction

Variation in national DRG payments for laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Hospital level analysis

Pushwaz Virk, MD, Charudutt Paranjape, MD. Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH. Introduction: In 2013, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released data about Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) payments made to over 3000 acute care hospitals in 2011. The data included the average amount billed to CMS by each hospital for top 100 DRGs, […]

The efficacy and advantages of Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy in advanced gastric cancer

Liangang Ma, Dr, Hongqing Xi, Dr, Lin Chen, Dr. Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital. INTRODUCTION: To investigate the efficacy and advantages of laparoscopy-assisted radical gastrectomy (LAG) with D2 dissection of lymph nodes versus conventional open D2 gastrectomy (OG) in advanced gastric cancer. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: One hundred and twenty patients with advanced gastric cancer […]

Laparoscopic Sleeve Fundoplasty. A Novel Technique To Treat Type III and IV Hiatal Hernia With Shortened Esophagus

Luca Giordano, MD, Ben Selvan, MD, Kristine A DellaBadia, MS. Aria Health, Philadelphia. Objective We propose a new surgical technique to safely and effectively treat symptomatic grade III-IV Hiatal Hernia and reduce post-operative incidence of dysphagia and hernia recurrence. Type III-IV hiatal hernia repair is reported to have 10-25% recurrence rate(1) Nissen fundoplication, as part […]

Revision of Primary Sleeve Gastrectomy to Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Indications and Outcomes from a High Volume Center

Robert A Casillas, MD, Jorge Zelada Getty, MD, Scott S Um, MD, Benjamin B Kim, MD. Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles. Background Since reports as early as 2005, the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) has gained increased acceptance as a primary weight loss operation. As with any bariatric procedure, insufficient weight loss and long term complications […]

Long-term outcome in laparoscopic colectomy for colon cancer

Kiichi Sugimoto, Kazuhiro Sakamoto, Yuichi Tomiki, Michitoshi Goto, Yutaka Kojima, Hiromitsu Komiyama, Makoto Takahashi, Shun Ishiyama, Shingo Ito, Masaya Kawai, Kazuhiro Takehara, Yoshihiko Tashiro, Shinya Munakata, Jun Aoki, Yu Okazawa, Rina Takahashi, Kousuke Mizukoshi. Department of Coloproctological Surgery, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. Introduction : Laparoscopic colectomy (LAC) for colon cancer has spread […]

Comparative Study of Laparoscopic and Open Pancreatoduodenectomies Over 15 Years in a Tertiary Centre

C Palanivelu, MS, MCh, FACS, P Senthilnathan, MS, FACS, R Parthasarathi, MS, P Praveen Raj, MS, S Rajapandian, MS, P S Rajan, MS, R Sathiyamurthy, MS. GEM Hospital & Research Centre, Coimbatore, INDIA. Introduction: Pancreatoduodenectomy is a formidable procedure involving complex resection and reconstruction. In this fast growing minimal access surgery era, such complex and […]

Outcomes of anti-reflux surgery in GERD patients refractory to maximal medical treatment

Radu Pescarus, MD, Christy M Dunst, MD, Mark M Levin, MD, Eran Shlomovitz, MD, Ahmed Sharata, MD, Kevin M Reavis, MD, Lee L Swanstrom, MD. Providence Cancer Center, Portland, Oregon. INTRODUCTION Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) have become the gold standard medical treatment of GERD. Unfortunately, 10-40% of patients with typical symptoms (heartburn and regurgitation) remain […]

MANOS proctocolectomy and ileo pouch anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis

Marta M Tasende Presedo, MD, Salvadora Delgado, MD, Gabriel G Diaz Del Gobbo, MD, Maria Fernandez, MD, Jaume Balust, MD, Dulce Momblan, MD, Raquel Bravo, MD, Antonio M de Lacy, PhD, MD. Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Institute of Digestive and Metabolic Diseases, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red de Enfermedades Hepaticas y […]

Predictors of 30-day Readmission After Colectomy

Bindhu Oommen, MD, MPH, Samuel W Ross, MD, MPH, Joel F Bradley, MD, Kristopher B Williams, MD, Amanda L Walters, MS, Amy E Lincourt, PhD, MBA, Brant T Heniford, MD, Vedra A Augenstein, MD. Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal & Minimally Invasive Surgery, Charlotte, NC. INTRODUCTION: Hospital readmission after surgery is […]

A Comparison of Operative Time Outcomes in Laparoscopic and Open Procedures

Sara L Zettervall, MD, Richard Amdur, PhD, Khashayar Vaziri, MD, FACS. Department of Surgery, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC. INTRODUCTION: Prolonged operative time is often considered a drawback to laparoscopic surgery due to concerns for increased morbidity. There is limited data on the specific operative time (ORT) when the […]