Type: Resident/Fellow Session

Predictors of Intraoperative Esophagogastric Junction Distensibility and Physiologic Improvement During Heller Myotomy and Poem

Ezra N Teitelbaum, MD, Nathaniel J Soper, MD, Lubomyr Boris, BS, Frederic Nicodeme, MD, Peter J Kahrilas, MD, John E Pandolfino, MD, Eric S Hungness, MD. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. INTRODUCTION: A novel measurement tool, the functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP), allows for assessment of changes in esophagogastric junction (EGJ) physiology in real-time […]

Laparoscopic hepatectomy in cirrhotic patients: Safe if you adjust technique

David J Worhunsky, MD, Monica M Dua, MD, Bernard Siu, BS, George A Poultsides, MD, MS, Jeffrey A Norton, MD, Brendan C Visser, MD. Stanford University Medical Center. Introduction: Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) in patients with cirrhosis adds significant complexity. Parenchymal transection is challenging due to fibrosis and portal hypertension. This study reports our initial […]

Routine Upper Gastrointestinal Series is not necessary in the Post-Operative Evaluation of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomies

Michael T Rossi, MD, Rami Lutfi, MD. University of Illinois at Chicago Metropolitan Group Hospitals. Introduction: The use of upper gastrointestinal series (UGI) has become a routine practice after bariatric surgery and specifically laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) to rule out obstruction or leak. As the healthcare environment continues to evolve, scrutiny over cost from insurance […]

MAUDE Database Audit Shows Inaccurate Representation of Mesh-Related Adverse Events and Trends

Shuddhadeb Ray, MD, Kyle C Ward, DO, Christopher D Barrett, MD, Kevin P Costello, Corey R Deeken, PhD, Sara Baalman, MA, Margaret M Frisella, RN, Brent D Matthews, MD. Washington University School of Medicine. INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to illustrate the limitations of the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database […]

Endoscopic suture fixation of gastroesophageal stents with and without submucosal injection in a porcine model

Victor T Wilcox, MD, Brian J Dunkin, MD, FACS, Nabil Tariq, MD, FACS, Albert Y Huang, MD, Patrick R Reardon, MD, FACS. Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE). BACKGROUND: Self expanding metal stents (SEMS) are useful for treating leaks after bariatric or upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. Stent migration is common, however, occurring in […]

Lateral approach in laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy is safe and potentially beneficial compared to the traditional medial approach

Julie Hallet, MD, FRCSC, Daniel Abramowitz, MD, Matt Strickland, MD, Veronica Liang, MD, Calvin Law, MD, MPH, FRCSC, Shiva Jayaraman, MD, MESc, FRCSC. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center – The Odette Cancer Center, Toronto, Ontario; St-Joseph’s Health Center, Toronto, Ontario; Division of General Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Introduction/Objective: We sought to compare the outcomes […]

Does Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion Offer Better Outcomes? A Comparative Study of 196 Consecutive Patients ?

Emre Gorgun, Fazli C Gezen, Erman Aytac, Luca Stocchi, Meagan M Costedio, Feza Remzi. Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic fecal diversion in patients with complicated colon and rectal conditions is frequently performed. We aim to compare operative and short-term postoperative outcomes between laparoscopic and open fecal diversion. METHODS […]

Band Removal and Conversion to Sleeve Or Bypass: Are They Equally Safe?

B. Fernando Santos, MD, Jessica B Wallaert, MD, Thadeus L Trus, MD. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Lebanon, NH.. INTRODUCTION: Patients who require laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) removal are often converted to sleeve gastrectomy (SG) or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). The impact of band removal on the morbidity and mortality of these salvage […]

Developing Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Mongolia

Katie M Wells, MD, Raymond R Price, MD, Orgoi Sergelen, MD, Byadran Lkhagvabayar, MD, Tsiiregzen Enkh-Amgalan, MD, Matthew D Price, Michael R Marohn, DO. Dept of Surg Health Sciences Univ of Mongolia; Nat’l Cancer Ctr of Mongolia; Songdo Hospital; Dept of Surg Ctr for Global Surg, Univ of Utah; Dept of Surg Intermountain Med Ctr; […]

The Laparoscopic Approach to Paraesophageal Hernia Repair (PEHR) Is Superior To Open: Results From the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

Samuel W Ross, MD, MPH, Bindhu Oommen, MD, MPH, Mimi Kim, MD, Joel F Bradley, MD, Kristopher B Williams, MD, Amanda L Walters, MS, Kristian T Dacey, MHA, Vedra A Augenstein, MD, Brant T Heniford, MD. Carolinas Medical Center, Dept. of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery. INTRODUCTION: Controversy still exists on the […]

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