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SAGES 2016 Abstracts Archive

Feasibility of Adaptating the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Trainer Box to Endoscopic Skills Training Tool

Oscar M Crespin, MD1, Allan Okrainec, MD1, Andrea Kwong1, Ilay Habaz1, Maria C Jimenez, MD1, Jeff Mosko, MD1, Timothy D Jackson, MD1, Louis W Liu, MD1, Lee L Swamstron, MD2, Eran Shlomovitz, MD1. 1University of Toronto/University Health Network, 2Oregon Health Sciences UniversityIntroduction: The SAGES Research Delphi Study prioritized the need to train surgeons and surgical… Continue Reading

Feasibility of Performing Laparosopic Surgery under Spinal Anesthesia in Neonates

Katharine R Bittner, MD1, Kaitlyn E Wong, MD1, Maria C Mora, MD1, Donald A Schwartz, MD2, Kevin P Moriarty, MD3, Michael V Tirabassi, MD3. 1Baystate Medical Center, Department of Surgery, 2Baystate Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, 3Baystate Children's Hospital, Springfield, MAObjective: One criticism of performing laparoscopic procedures in neonates is that general anesthesia is assumed… Continue Reading

Feasibility of Remote Administration of the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) skills test using Google Wearable Device

Anton Nikouline, BS1, M. Carolina Jimenez, MD2, Allan Okrainec, MD, MHPE3. 1University of Toronto, 2Temerty/Chang Telesimulation Centre, Toronto, 3Division of General Surgery, University Health NetworkIntroduction: The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) program is a simulation-based training course designed to teach and assess the basic cognitive and technical skills necessary for laparoscopic surgery. The skills component consists… Continue Reading

Final outcome after Laproscopic interventional procedures in Enteric perforations with Peritonitis

Rajiv Kundu, MD. Jeewan Hospital,JawalamukhiIntroduction: Typhoid fever is an endemic disease in India & other tropical countries. The term enteric includes both typhoid & paratyphoid fever  and is caused by Salmonella typhi & Paratyphi A,B&C. Various different types of procedures were advocated by different authors but still Enteric perforation has a high rate of morbidity… Continue Reading

Firefly Utiization in Robotic Cholecystectomy: Safer for the Patient?

Eric L DuBois, MD, Stan C Hewlett, MD, FACS. Baptist Health SystemINTRODUCTION: Robotic surgery has increasingly been adopted by general surgeons and provides a viable safer option to surgeries traditionally performed laparoscopically. With the increased costs of robotics, a benefit over laparoscopic surgery needs to be shown to justify the increased costs. Patient safety is… Continue Reading

First Adolescent Bariatric Center of Excellence: Guidelines, Procedures, Pitfalls and Solutions

Ragui W Sadek, MD, FACS1, Andrew M Wassef, BA2. 1Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 2Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolBackground: Adolescent obesity, a seemingly nonexistent occurrence to children of the 1960’s, has developed into one of the most chronic diseases plaguing children today. Comorbidities commonly associated with adult morbid obesity, such as type II diabetes… Continue Reading

First Human Experience with a Hybrid Biologic and Synthetic Mesh: Zenapro(tm) Hernia Repair Device for Ventral Hernia Repair

Kevin El-Hayek1, Melissa Phillips2, Jin Yoo3, Eric Pauli4, James Bittner5, Matthew Kroh1. 1Cleveland Clinic, 2University of Tennessee, 3Duke University, 4Pennsylvania State University, 5Virginia Commonwealth UniversityINTRODUCTION: The management of patients with complex hernias, often with multiple recurrences and comorbidities, is challenging and often requires abdominal wall reconstruction or closure with a bridged repair. Previous hernia repair… Continue Reading

Fixation Tacks Add Significant Weight to Hernia Repair

Thomas Cook, Karl A LeBlanc, MD, MBA. Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical CenterINTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to assess the amount of foreign body introduced by different hernia mesh fixation devices in relation to hernia meshes. While there is an abundance of scientific data on HW and LW meshes and their… Continue Reading

Fluorescence Technology and its Role in Bariatric Surgery: Clinical Application

Alfredo D Guerron, MD, Nova Szoka, MD, Shaina Eckhouse, MD, Chan Park, MD, Ranjan Sudan, MD, Keri Seymour, MD, Dana Portenier, MD, Jin Yoo. Duke UniversityObjective:  The obesity epidemic continues to grow and the number of bariatric procedures are increasing substantially. Assessment of perfusion is crucial in preventing complications. New technologies are evolving to provide… Continue Reading

Fluorescent Cholangiography in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: the Initial Canadian Experience

Greg Bodie, MD, FRCSC, Geoffrey Chow, MD, Jack Chiu, MD, FRCSC, Mark Meloche, MD, FRCSC, Garth Warnock, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Adam Meneghetti, MD, MHSc, FRCSC, Neely Panton, MBBS, FRCSC, FACS. University of British ColumbiaIntroduction: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the most commonly performed general surgical procedure worldwide.  Bile duct injury rates have not decreased despite increased experience… Continue Reading

Fluorescent Insicionless Cholangiography as a teaching tool for identification of Calot’s triangleSubtitle: Fluorescent Cholangiography in a residency program

Mayank Roy, MD, Fernando Dip, MD, David Nguyen, MD, Conrad Simpfendorfer, MD, FACS, Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS, Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Raul J Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS. Cleveland Clinic FloridaIntroduction: Intra-operative incisionless Fluorescent cholangiogram (IOIFC) has been demonstrated to be a useful tool to increase the visualization of the Calot’s triangle.  This study… Continue Reading

Force Comparison for Transfascial Penetration of Commercially Available Suture Passers

Alexander J Shope, BS, Joshua S Winder, MD, Jonathon Bliggenstorfer, BS, Randy S Haluck, MD, Eric M Pauli, MD. Penn State Hershey Medical CenterBackground: Transfascial suture passers (TSPs) are a common open and laparoscopic tool used to assist in port site closure or mesh securement.  Commercially available TSPs have a wide array of distal tip… Continue Reading

From the Operative Field to the Film Room: Surgeons Encouraged by Video Review and Expert Coaching

Todd A Jaffe, BBA, Steven J Hasday, BS, Meghan C Knol, MS, Jason C Pradarelli, MS, Justin B Dimick, MD, MPH. University of MichiganIntroduction: Surgical outcomes vary considerably across hospitals and individual surgeons.  It has been demonstrated that expert assessment of surgeons’ skill using intraoperative videos correlates strongly with surgical outcomes.  The current landscape of… Continue Reading

Fully covered esophageal stents: Endoscopic salvage from a surgical perspective

Ryan P Kelly, BMSc, MD, Caolan Walsh, MD, James Ellsmere, BSc, MSc, MD. Dalhousie UniversityBACKGROUND: Perforation, fistulization and leak are rare but significant complications of foregut surgery. These complications carry considerable morbidity and mortality and can be challenging to manage from a surgical perspective. Endoscopic salvage treatment with fully covered self-expanding metallic stents (cSEMS) is… Continue Reading

Functional and Morphological Outcome of Patients Undergoing Surgery for Chronic Pancreatitis

Anil Mani, Dr, Vikas Gupta, Dr, Thakur D Yadav, Dr, Rakesh Kochhar, Dr, Naveen Kalra, Dr, Bikash Medhi, Dr. Post Graduate Institute Of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, IndiaINTRODUCTION: This study was conducted to evaluate the functional (exocrine, endocrine, pain relief and quality of life) and morphological outcome of patients undergoing surgery for chronic pancreatitis.… Continue Reading

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