SAGES 2008

Surgical Spring Week
April 9-12, 2008
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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SAGES 2008 Abstracts and Posters

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The Paradox of the Pouch: Prompt Emptying Predicts Improved Weight Loss After Laparoscopic Roux-y Gastric Bypass

Introduction: The utility of routine upper gastrointestinal (UGI) evaluations after laparoscopic Roux-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) has yet to be determined, primarily being used to rule out a gastrojejunal leak. Additional information can be assessed with these studies including the rate of contrast emptying from the pouch; some patients show no or very slow emptying while… Continue Reading »

A new flexible endoscopic suturing method with laparoscopic protection for safer full-thickness attachment to the gastro-intestinal tract

Background: There are some difficulties associated with placing multiple stitches or tissue anchors at flexible endoscopy in order to achieve long term attachment of devices within the gastrointestinal tract. Precision stitching of an object to the wall of the gut requires accurate penetration of the device attachment points, and knowledge that the anchor has been… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic Assisted Surgery for Rectal Cancer. Our Experience and Results in 430 Cases.

Introduction: Laparoscopic assisted surgery for rectal cancer is still a challenge for surgeons. Actually colorectal surgeons believe that total mesorectal excision provides favorable oncologic results for the treatment of rectal cancer and more and more believe that laparoscopic approach is a good and safe approach to do it. The present study is a feasibility study… Continue Reading »

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