Hideto Oishi, MD PhD, Mina Miyashita, MD PhD, Takayuki Iino, MD, Takao Yamane, MD, Eiichi Hirai, MD PhD, Shingo Kameoka, MD PhD. Division of Gastroenterological Surgery, Yachiyo Medical Center, Tokyo Women's Medical University Introduction and objective;This is the first case report of a new remodeling procedure of percutaneous trans-esophageal gastro-tubing (PTEG) for endoscopic surgeons… Continue Reading
Francesco Stipa, MD PhD FACS, Valentina Giaccaglia, MD, Alessio Pigazzi, MD FACS, Antonio Burza, MD, Ettore Santini, MD. Department of Surgery, San Giovanni Hospital, Rome, Italy Background. The aim of this study was to compare the effect on comorbidities and failure rates of two common bariatric surgical procedures performed laparoscopically: sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and… Continue Reading
Marty Zdichavsky, MD, Tobias Meile, MD, Maximillian Von Feilitzsch, MD, Dörte Wichmann, MD, Alfred Königsrainer, MD. University Hospital Tuebingen, Germany Objective: Surgical treatment of acute sigmoid diverticulitis is still under debate while elective laparoscopic treatment has proven short-term benefits. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy… Continue Reading
Aerosolised Intraperitoneal Local Anesthetic (aila): A Novel Method of Anesthetic Administration in Laparoscopic Surgery. Assessment of Safety and Feasibility
A M Mcdermott, MD, K Mieske, MD, K H Chang, MD, A Abeidi, MD, B H Harte, MD, M J Kerin, MD MCh, O J Mcanena, MD. Discipline of Surgery, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland and the Galway Clinic, Doughiska, Galway, Ireland IntroductionLaparoscopic surgery has revolutionised the management of many… Continue Reading
An Analysis of Peri-Operative Factors and a Cost-Comparison of Single-Incision Versus Traditional Multi-Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Catherine E Beck, MD, Jeffrey L Eakin, MD, Rebecca Detorre, David E Renton, MD. The Ohio State University Medical Center Introduction: Recent technological advances in single-incision platforms has allowed many General Surgeons to add single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomies (SILC) to their armamentarium. Nonetheless, typically, adopting new surgical technologies comes at a cost both in and… Continue Reading
Analysis of Eye Gaze: Do Novice Surgeons Look at the Same Location As Expert Surgeons During a Laparoscopic Operation?
Rana Khan, MD, Geoffrey Tien, Stella Atkins, Bin Zheng, MD, Ormond N Panton, MD, Adam T Meneghetti, MD MHSc. UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY Introduction:The purpose of this study is to see if eye-tracking technology can be used to detect differences in the eye gaze pattern between expert and novice surgeons. Eye-tracking… Continue Reading
Analysis of Practice Patterns in 66103 Laparoscopic and Open Cholecystectomies Using the NSQIP Database
Jesse R Gutnick, MD, Allan E Siperstein, MD. Cleveland Clinic INTRODUCTIONThe National Surgical Quality Improvement (NSQIP) database provides an opportunity to observe practice patterns for cholecystectomy. METHODS AND PROCEDURES 66103 laparoscopic (LC) and open cholecystectomies (OC) +/- intra-operative cholangiograms (+IOC) and common bile duct explorations (+CBDE) were extracted from the NSQIP database (2007-2009) and… Continue Reading
Assessing Immediate Postoperative Urinary Function in Tapp Inguinal Hernias Using the American Urological Association Symptom Score for Bph
Robert Mckay, MD. Ellis Hospital INTRODUCTION: To date, no sensitive measure has been used to quantify urinary symptoms in patients undergoing transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) inguinal hernia repair in the 24- to 48- hr postoperative period. The American Urological Society Score (AUASS) is a validated score for urinary symptoms for benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH). This… Continue Reading
Biodegradable Esophageal Stent Placement Does Not Prevent Stricture Formation Following Circumferential Mucosectomy in a Porcine Model.
Eric M Pauli, MD, Steve J Schomisch, PhD, Joseph P Furlan, BS, Amitabh Chak, MD, Jeffrey L Ponsky, MD, Jeffrey M Marks, MD. University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH Introduction: Advanced esophageal dysplasia and early cancers have traditionally been treated with esophagectomy. Recently developed tissue ablation techniques are less invasive, but may undertreat… Continue Reading
Can Findings On Esophagography Predict Palliation of Achalasia After Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and Anterior Fundoplication?
Alexander S Rosemurgy, MD, Krishen Patel, Kenneth Luberice, BS, Harold Paul, BS, Abigail Espeut, BS, David S Estores, MD, H. Worth Boyce, MD, Sharona Ross, MD. University of South Florida, Department of Surgery, Tampa Florida Tampa General Medical Group, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa Florida Introduction: Laparoscopic Heller myotomy with anterior fundoplication (LHMAF) is the… Continue Reading
Marianna Zeichen, MD, Wilmer Mata, MD, Henry J Lujan, MD, Irving Jorge, MD, Victor Maciel, MD, Dustin Lee, DO, Eddie Gomez, MD, Alejandro M Hernandez, MD, Gustavo Plasencia, MD. Jackson South Community Hospital Introduction: There are few published data regarding the benefits of closing the hernia fascial defect during laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with… Continue Reading
Colorectal Cancer Following Negative Colonoscopy, Is 5-year Screening the Correct Interval to Recommend?
Steven K Nakao, MD, Iswanto Sucandy, MD, Steven Fassler, MD, Mark Zebley, MD, Soo Kim, MD. Abington Memorial Hospital BACKGROUND: Despite the sensitivity of screening colonoscopy, polyps and cancers can still go undetected. With the polyp-to-cancer transformation cycle averaging 7-10 years, present guidelines recommend repeat colonoscopy within 10 years after negative screening. However, not all… Continue Reading
Combined Paraesophageal Hernia Repair and Partial Longitudinal Gastrectomy in Obese Patients With Symptomatic Paraesophageal Hernias
John H Rodriguez, MD, Kevin El-hayek, MD, Poochong Timratana, MD, Matthew Kroh, MD, Bipan Chand, MD. Cleveland Clinic Foundation INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a risk factor for gastroesophageal reflux disease and hiatal hernia. Studies have demonstrated poor symptom control in obese patients undergoing fundoplication. The ideal operation remains elusive, however, addressing both obesity and the… Continue Reading
Comparison of Early Mobilization and Diet Rehabilitation Program With Conventional Care After Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resection: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
Sung-min Lee, MD, Je-ho Jang, MD, Duck-woo Kim, PhD, Seung-chul Heo, PhD, Seung-yong Jeong, PhD, Kyu-ju Park, PhD, Sung-bum Kang, PhD. Department of Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine , Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital, Seoul National University Hospital Purpose: Although the early recovery program was reported to… Continue Reading
Comparison of Long-term Outcome and Quality of Life Following Laparoscopic Repair of Incisional and Ventral Hernias With Tacker Or Suture Mesh Fixation: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study
Virinder K Bansal, MBBS MS FACS, M C Misra, MS FACS FRCS, P Singal, MBBS, K Rao, MS, S Kumar, MS, S Rajeshwari, MD, R Sagar, MD. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029, India BackgroundMethod of mesh fixation after laparoscopic repair of incisional and ventral hernias is still an area of debate.… Continue Reading