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SAGES 2016 Abstracts Archive

A Prospective Randomized Comparison of Testicular Function, Sexual Function and Quality of Life Following Laparoscopic Totally Extra Peritoneal (TEP) and Trans Abdominal Pre-Peritoneal (TAPP) Inguinal Hernia Repair

Mahesh C Misra, Prateek Manik, Virinder K Bansal, Krishna Asuri, Rajesh Sagar, Anand Kumar, Subodh Kumar, Atin Kumar, Rajeshwari Subramaniam. All India Institute of Medical Sciences Background: Testicular atrophy following groin hernia repair is a major concern for any male patient. There is very scant literature regarding the impact of inguinal hernia and its mesh… Continue Reading

A Prospective Randomized Study of Intraperitoneal Instillation of Ropivacaine Versus Bupivacaine in Reduction of Post Operative Pain After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Bimaljot Singh, MS, Ashwani Kumar, MS, Anand Munghate, MS. GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE , PATIALAIntroduction: The study was conducted to compare the efficacy of intraperitoneal instillation of Ropivacaine versus Bupivacaine for post operative pain relief after laparoscopic cholecystectomy and to compare the analgesic requirement and overall morbidity in patients with either of two interventions. Material and… Continue Reading

A Prospective Study of Endoscopic Radio-Frequency Non-Ablative (STRETTA) Therapy for Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease: Early UK Experience

Y K S Viswanath, Mr1, Humza Numan, Mr1, Dariush Kamali1, Anjan Dhar, Dr2, Sibby Punnoose, Dr2. 1James Cook University Hopsital, 2Darlington and Bishop Auckland HopsitalsIntroduction: Radiofrequency non-ablative application (RFA) - STRETTA, is considered appropriate therapy for patients with gastrooesophageal reflux disease (GORD) (SAGES 2013), producing symptomatic relief in those patients (UK NICE guidance 2013). This… Continue Reading

A questionnaire on the attitude towards the Chinese current surgical training for residents

Zhifei Wang1, Yi Lu1, Songjia Tang2. 1Hepatobiliary, pancreatic and minimally invasive surgery, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital, 2Zhejiang University, Medical SchoolAbstract Objective: To explore the current concerns the Chinese young residents have during their standardized resident training, taking the resident’s experience in the digestive disease surgery department of four large scaled(more than 2500 beds) teaching hospitals… Continue Reading

A rare case of primary leiomyosarcoma of the sigmoid colon & urothelial carcinoma of the bladder in a Crohn’s patient

Jessica S Crystal, MD1, Steven Tizio, MD2, Min Zheng, MD2, Glenn Parker2. 1Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2Jersey Shore University Medical Center Primary leiomyosarcomas of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are highly aggressive and rare neoplasms.   While a known association exists between leiomyosarcomas and immunosuppression, only a small cohort of cases have been noted to have… Continue Reading

A rare treatment of the Fistula from the gluteal area up to anal canal with TEM procedure

Turgut Ipek, PROFDR, Erhun Eyuboglu, PROFDR, Erkal Ziylan, MD. Istanbul Kemerburgaz UniversityA 33-year-old male patient presented with complaints of progressively increasing pain, swelling and discharge in the right gluteal region of 18 mounths duration. His past history included a bullet injury in war. An MRI scan of gluteal region was performed to further characterise and… Continue Reading

A Retrospective Comparison of Robotic Cholecystectomy vs. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Operative Outcomes and Cost Analysis

David S Strosberg, MD1, Michelle C Nguyen, MD1, Peter Muscarella II, MD2, Vimal K Narula, MD1. 1The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2Montefiore Medical CenterIntroduction - Robotic-assisted surgery is gaining popularity in general surgery. The cost-effectiveness of robotic surgery has been elucidated, however the cost-outcome association has yet to be determined. Our objective was… Continue Reading

A Retrospective Study of Esophagectomy Outcomes: An Institutional Review

Vernon Horst, MD1, Hetal Patel, MD1, John G Touliatos, MD, FACS2. 1Baptist Health System, 2Advanced Surgeons, PCINTRODUCTION: We set out to compare our minimally invasive trans-hiatal esophagectomy outcomes with minimally-invasive Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy outcomes. Esophageal cancer is an uncommon but highly lethal disease. Invasive esophageal cancer (greater than Stage II) has a low 5-year survival rate.… Continue Reading

A Retrospective Study to Assess the Efficacy of Condensed Polytetrafluoroethylene Mesh in Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair

Eva Lourdes, Sujith Wijerathne, Siau Wei Tang, Jesse Hu, Wee Boon Tan, Davide Lomanto, Prof. Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre, Department of Surgery, National University Health System, SingaporeIntroduction: Laparoscopic ventral hernia mesh repairs are increasingly performed as it has been associated with less post-operative pain, decreased wound morbidities, shorter hospital stay and faster return to activity. … Continue Reading

A review of a laparoscopic & endoscopic training program in central Haiti.

Luther Ward, MD1, Michelson Padovany, MD2, Alexis N Bowder3, Andre Patrick Jeudy, MD2, Frank Junior Turenne, MD2, Thomas McIntyre, MD4, John G Meara, MD1, Jean Louis Mac Lee, MD2. 1Boston Children's Hospital, 2Zamni Lasante-Partners in Health, 3University of Nebraska Medical Center, 4SUNY Downstate Medical CenterINTRODUCTION: After thirty years of implementation, laparoscopic procedures have become the… Continue Reading

A series of dry lab training models simulating robotic assisted PJ

Zhifei Wang1, Dongsheng Huang1, Junwei Liu1, Defei Hong, MD, FACS1, Minen Xu2, Xuecong Lai2. 1Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital, 2Hangzhou Dianzi University To introduce a series of dry lab models simulating the pancreatojejunostomy (PJ) for da vinci robotic surgery. 3 types of dry lab models were designed and applied for the training for surgeon for the pancreatic reconstruction… Continue Reading

A serious game skills competition increases voluntary usage and proficiency of a virtual reality laparoscopic simulator during first year surgical residents’ simulation curriculum.

Mostafa H El-Beheiry, BSc, MSc, MD, Greig McCreery, BEsc, MD, Christopher M Schlachta, BSc, MDCM, FRCSC, FACS. CSTAR, London Health Sciences Centre and Department of Surgery, Western University, London, CANADAINTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to assess the effect of a serious game skills competition on voluntary usage of the laparoscopic virtual reality simulator… Continue Reading

A Simplified and Validated Risk Score of Malpractice Litigation in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

Alberto Raul Ferreres, MD, PhD, FACS, hon, Rosana Trapani, MD, Alberto Rancati, MD, Julieta Camelione, MD. University of Buenos AiresIntroduction: The adoption of minimally invasive procedures have increased the incidence of  malpractice litigation claims due to complications and unfavorable outcomes. In that sense the rising number of biliary duct injuries due to laparoscopic cholecystectomy represents… Continue Reading

A Simulator-Based Resident Curriculum for Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration Resulting in Increased Clinical Utilization of the Procedure

Ezra N Teitelbaum, MD1, Nathaniel J Soper, MD1, Rym El Khoury, MD1, Ran B Luo, MD2, Benjamin Schwab, MD1, Byron F Santos, MD3, Alexander P Nagle, MD1, Eric S Hungness, MD1. 1Northwestern University, 2University of California at San Diego, 3Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterIntroduction: Despite demonstrated clinical advantages, laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) remains an underutilized… Continue Reading

A Single Institution Study Examining the Safety of Early Discharge Following Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Dina Podolsky, MD, Melanie Howell, Erin Moran-Atkin, MD, Jenny Choi, MD, Diego Camacho, MD. MontefioreIntroduction: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has been shown to be a highly effective surgical procedure for the treatment of obesity. The objective of our study was to examine if early discharge affects readmission rates at 7, 15, and 30 days following… Continue Reading