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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Entereg (Alvimopan) Reduces Hospital Stay By 48 Hours After Loop Ileosomy Closure

Stephanie Pappas, MD, Fia Yi, MD, Kelly Klinker, MD, David N Armstrong, MD. Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Clinic Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of Enterg (Alvimopan) in decreasing postoperative ileus and hospital stay after loop ileotomy closure. Loop ileostomy reversal is a simple and standard procedure with little technical variability between surgeons. This provides… Continue Reading »

Impact of Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication Fasteners on Lower Esophageal Sphincter Anatomy & Physiology: A Balancing Act

INTRODUCTION: Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) may have improved outcomes over simple, single shot, endoscopic therapy because it allows the surgeon to tailor the fundoplication to the gastro-esophageal (GE) anatomy by placing transmural fastener sets in critical GE locations. How each successive fastener set impacts LES valve anatomy and physiology is unknown. METHODS & PROCEDURES: While… Continue Reading »

The Sealed Incision Multiport (SIM)- A Novel Access Device for Both Single and Multiport Laparoscopic Surgery

Ronan A Cahill, Dr. European Institute of Surgical Research and Innovation (EISRI) The potential of single port laparoscopic operating is at present greatly constrained by the currently available commercial devices in both their design and construction as well as their cost (which restricts their usefulness by both limiting the potential patient population and preventing their… Continue Reading »

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