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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Laparoscopic repair of intra-thoracic stomach

Aim: Intra-thoracic stomach (ITS) represents the most extreme form of paraesophageal hernia (PEH). A high rate of recurrences after laparoscopic repair of PEH has prompted the widespread use of mesh for hiatal reinforcement. However mesh placement can have serious complications. We aim to show that mesh is not needed routinely as long as attention is… Continue Reading »

What is the definition of “conversion” in laparoscopic surgery among colorectal surgeons? a survey among SAGES and ASCRS

Background: Various definitions are used in the literature to define conversion, rendering comparison among studies difficult. A web-based and postal survey was conducted among colorectal surgeons representing the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) regarding their definition of conversion during laparoscopic colorectal surgery… Continue Reading »

Clinical outcome after laparoscopic proximal gastrectomy for gastric cancer.

INTRODUCTION; Various types of function-preserving gastrectomy and limited gastrectomy have been performed in attempts to improve postoperative quality of life for gastric carcinoma. Proximal gastrectomy, which is one of the noteworthy procedures, is performed to retain gastric function and minimize loss of digestive and absorptive ability. Recently, laparoscopic gastrectomy is increasingly applied for gastric cancer… Continue Reading »

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