Meeting: SAGES 2014

A rare case of Hepatic Flexure Diverticulitis after pelvic laparoscopy and review of literature for management.

Aniket K Sakharpe, MD, MPH, Jakub Wilhelm, MD, Nida Mumtaz, BS, Abdul Badr, MD, Robert Bloch, MD, FACS, Leopoldo Baccaro, MD, George Ibrahim, MD. Drexel University and Easton Hospital. Diverticulosis commonly affects the geriatric patients, 10-15% of whom ultimately develop diverticulitis. Diverticulitis has many known complications, such as the formation of phlegmon, fistulas, bowel obstruction, […]

Home-made Affordable Surgical Device for Single Access Laparoscopic Surgery

D Gomez, MD, F Arias, MD, G Herrera, MD, A Quintero, MD, N Cortes, MD, G Garcia, MD, L Rojas, MD, C Rodriguez, MD. Fundacion Hospital San Carlos. Introduction: Major technological advances have led to the development of less invasive techniques such as Laparo- Endoscopic Single-site Surgery and Transluminal Natural Orifice Endoscopic Surgery, being the […]

Stress Response and Well-being After Open, Laparoscopic and Notes Transgastric Uterine Horne Resection – An Experimental Study in a Porcine Model

Maria Bergstrom, MD, PhD, Asghar Azadani, MD, Jorge Alberto Arroyo Vazquez, MD, Per-Ola Park, Professor. Dept of Surgery, South Alvsborg Hospital, Boras, Sweden and Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden. Introduction The aim of this study was to investigate whether a NOTES procedure induces less inflammatory response than corresponding open and laparoscopic surgery. Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic […]

Single-port laparoscopic liver surgeries

Soo ho Lee, Eun Young Kim, Sung Kyun Park, Jae Hyun Han, Gun Hyung Na, Ho Joong Choi, Tae Ho Hong, Young Chul Yoon, Dong Goo Kim, Young Kyoung You. The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital. Introduction  Single-port laparoscopic liver surgery has been performed sporadically. The aim of this study is to […]

Low early postoperative wound complication rate after single-incision laparoscopic colectomy using straight laparoscopic instruments

Nathan Hansen, MD, Huy Nguyen, DO, Sherry Wren, MD, Dan Eisenberg, MD. Stanford School of Medicine and Palo Alto VA HCS. Background: Laparoscopic colectomy represents a minority of colon resections performed. Single-incision laparoscopic colectomy requires specific expertise and carries a potential concern for wound complication. Here we study early postoperative wound complication rates. Methods: A […]

Laparoscopic subtotal pancreatectomy: the right edge of the distal resection

F Marchesi, MD, PhD, F Tartamella, MD, S Cecchini, MD, C.r. Ferrone, MD. Clinica chirurgica generale, Universita degli studi di Parma, Italy.  Case We report a case of an obese (BMI 30.) 48 year-old male patient who presented with recurrent upper abdominal pain. He was found to have a symptomatic cystic mass in the neck […]

Robotic mediastinal dissection in the 3 field radical esophagectomy

Mario Masrur, MD, Antonio Gangemi, MD, Kristin Patton, MD, Despoina Daskalaki, MD, Pier Giulianotti, MD, FACS. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.. Background The adoption of minimally invasive esophagectomy has increased worldwide since its first description more than 15 years ago. The technique has evolved from a transhiatal to a minimally invasive approach […]

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 […]

Hospital Readmission Following Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy, and Herniorrhaphy

Brian C Hill, MD, Saad A Shebrain, MBBCh, FACS, Leandra H Burke, MPA, CCRP, Shivani Shah, MD, Ethan J Maltz. Western Michigan University School of Medicine. INTRODUCTION: Hospital readmissions are known to occur after surgery. We conducted a retrospective case review on a cohort of patients who had appendectomy, cholecystectomy, or hernia repair and were […]

Thromboembolic Events in Bariatric Surgery: The Cleveland Clinic Experience

Mohammad H Jamal, MD, MEd, FRCSC, Hideharu Shimizu, MD, Stacy Brethauer, MD, FACS, Mathew Kroh, MD, FACS, Biban Chand, MD, FACS, Philip Schauer, MD, FACS. Cleveland Clinic. Introduction The risk of venous thromboembolic (VTE) events is increased in patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Population studies examining VTE rates after bariatric surgery often lack details and uniformity […]

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