An Improved Intragastric Balloon Procedure Using a New Silicone Water Filled Balloon: 5 Years Analysis of Safety and Efficiency
GUSTAVO L CARVALHO, MD PhD, FLÁVIO A JNIOR, MD, MASAICHI OKASAKI, MD, JOSÉ S SILVA, STUDENT, DIEGO L LIMA, STUDENT, EDUARDO C CHAVES, STUDENT, REBECA G ROCHA, STUDENT, ADRIANO C SALES, STUDENT, RAFAELA L GOUVEIA, STUDENT, CAMILA R CR. UNIPECLIN, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Pernambuco; Recife; Brazil BACKGROUND: Although bariatric surgery is the… Continue Reading
An Information-Rich Technology for Comprehensive Evaluation of the Human-Machine Interaction in Robotic Surgery
Konstantin Umanskiy, MD, Marie Ziesat, MD, William Hrdina, Saeed Richardson, Stephen Small, MD. University of Chicago Departments of Surgery and Anesthesia. University of Chicago Simulation Center Fig. 1 Objective of the technologyThe currently available surgical robot (da Vinci, Intutive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA) is an electromechanical manipulator that is fully controlled by a human operator. In… Continue Reading
An Innovative 3D Teaching Model Designed to Help Patients Better Understand the Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor
Nathalie Mantilla, MD, Ariane Abcarian, MD, Aracely Zavala, RN, Russell Pearl, MD, Cybil Corning, MD, Herand Abcarian, MD. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. Norhtshore Medical Group, Highland Park, IL. PURPOSE The anatomy of the pelvic floor is complex and therefore difficult to explain in simple terms to patients.We demonstrate an innovative method to… Continue Reading
An Innovative Technique for Circular Stapler Insertion and Wound Protection During Gastrojejunostomy
Alian Garay, MD, Danny V Martinec, BS, Valerie J Halpin, MD. Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, OR Our innovative method for inserting the circular stapler to create the gastrojejunal (GJ) anastamosis in laparoscopic roux-en-Y gastric bypass saves time and prevents wound infections. This technique requires the use of a specially designed tapered prosthetic at the… Continue Reading
An Insertion Method of Ports Toward the Target Organ with Being Conscious of Coaxial Set-Up Using Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery
Hidenori Fujii, MD, Yoshiyuki Kawakami, MD, Toshiharu Aotake, MD, Naoki Nagayooshi, MD, Hisashi Shirai, MD, Atsushi Ikeda, MD, Kei Hirose, MD, Makoto Yoshida, MD, Koji Doi, MD, Fumie Tanaka, MD, Yuki Hirose, MD. Department of Surgery , Fukui Red Cross Hospital, JAPAN When we started to perform single incision laparoscopic surgery, three trocars inserted by… Continue Reading
Yashodhan S Khajanchee, MD, Maria A Cassera, BS, Chet W Hammill, MD, Lee L Swanstrom, MD, Paul D Hansen, MD. Providence Portland Medical Center Introduction:Choledochoduodenostomy for treatment of common duct stones or stricture is seldom performed in the age of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), however, it remains a valuable surgical approach for the internal drainage… Continue Reading
Analysis of Conversion Reasons with 1224 Different Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeries At a Single Institute: How Improvement of Laparoscopic Skill and Refinement of Laparoscopic Instrumentation Perfect the Laparoscopic Colorectal Practice?
Song Liang, MD PHD, Morris E Franklin, MD. Texas Endosurgery Institute ABSTRACT BACKGROUD AND OBJECTIVES: Conversion rate has been referred as one of the parameters to judge the complexity of laparoscopic colorectal procedure. This study was designed to analyze prospectively collected clinical database on the patients undergoing various laparoscopic colorectal operations at our institute, and… Continue Reading
Antimicrobial Efficacy of a Novel Minocycline/rifampin Composite Mesh Coating in a Rabbit Model of Open Ventral Hernia Repair
Yuri W Novitsky, MD, Jeffrey R Scott, PhD. Case Western Reserve University; C.R. Bard, Inc. (Davol) INTRODUCTION: Most hernia repairs today are performed with the use of a synthetic prosthesis. However, mesh infection continues to represent a potential major complication that can lead to significant patient morbidity and recurrence. The search for mesh products that… Continue Reading
Abraham Fridman, DO, Sharon B Larson, DO, Sampath Kumar, MD, Frank Lacqua, MD, Pratap Gadangi, MD, George Ferzli, MD. Lutheran Medical Center, Dept of Surgery, Brooklyn, NY INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVE: A fast track protocol for colorectal surgery patients has been described in many recent studies. Most of the studies are from large university based institutions with a… Continue Reading
Susannah M Wyles, MSc MRCS, Danilo Miskovic, MD FRCS, John Griffith, MD FRCS, Roger Motson, MS FRCS, George B Hanna, PhD FRCS. Imperial College London, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Colchester General Hospital BackgroundEnsuring the maximum educational output is achieved by trainees from each training session is a priority for every trainer. Given that laparoscopic surgery is… Continue Reading
Are Minilaparoscopic (needlescopic) Trocars of 2mm and 3 mm Without Valve and Sealing Membrane a Viable Option?
GUSTAVO L CARVALHO, MD PhD, ADRIANO C SALES, STUDENT, JOSÉ SÉRGIO S SILVA, STUDENT, REBECA G ROCHA, STUDENT, DIEGO L LIMA, STUDENT, FLÁVIO A JÚNIOR, MD. UNIPECLIN, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Pernambuco; Recife; Brazil INTRODUCTION: This study aims to verify the usefulness of a new model of minilaparoscopy trocar that do not have… Continue Reading
Are Patients That Undergo Bariatric Surgery At a Greater Risk for Gastro-Jejunal Anastomotic Complication Compared to Those Undergoing Non-Bariatric Foregut Surgery?
I. Michael Leitman, MD, Andrew D Yu, BA, Martin S Karpeh, MD, Mason W Mandy, MD, Christopher Roker, MBA. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center Background: Gastrojejunal leak is a dreaded complication following foregut surgery. The present study evaluates the incidence and risk factors for the development of anastomotic complications for bariatric… Continue Reading
Fernando Rotellar, MD PhD, Fernando Pardo, MD, Alberto Benito, MD Ph D, Pablo Marti-Cruchaga, MD, Gabriel Zozaya, MD, Javier A Cienfuegos, MD PhD. University Clinic. University of Navarre. Pamplona. Spain. Introduction: A controversial issue in recent years on pancreatic surgery is about the use of suction drains. Nevertheless, there is scarce evidence about drainless distal… Continue Reading
Srikant Vallabhajosula, PhD, Irene Suh, MS, Mukul Mukherjee, PhD, Jung-Hung Chien, MS, Chun-Kai Huang, MS, Dmitry Oleynikov, MD FACS, Ka-Chun Siu, PhD PT. Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, USA; Department of Surgery, College of Public Health, Center for Advanced Surgical Technology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA… Continue Reading
Yosuke Izumi, MD PhD, Tairo Ryotokuji, MD, Akinori Miura, MD, Tsuyoshi Kato, Hiroshi Sato, MD, Kohei Kimura, MD. Tokyo Metropolitan Cancer and Infectious Diseases Center, Komagome Hospital Background: Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) for esophageal cancer is increasingly being used with increasing skills and experience and advances of endoscopic technology such as high-resolution endoscopic system. The… Continue Reading