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 Versus Open Bilio-Pancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch: Comparable Weight Loss with Decreased Long Term Morbidity

E. James Hanowell, DO, Pradeep k Pallati, MD, Ananth Srinivasan, MD, Ranjan Sudan, MD FACS, Armour R Forse, MD FACS. Creighton UNiversity Medical Center, OMaha, Nebraska. Duke university, Durham, North Carolina Objective: To compare long term outcomes between Laparoscopic and open Bilio-pancreatic Diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) for treatment of morbid obesityBackground: The efficacy of… Continue Reading

Single Center Experience of Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy

Bakground: Although an increasing number of reports on laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) have recently been documented, it has not achieved worldwide acceptance yet. The aim of this study is to analyze our experiences of LDP and evaluate its usefulness. Methods: Thirty-two patients underwent LDP from June 2004 to July 2007 in Seoul national University Bundang… Continue Reading

Retained Needles in Laparoscopic Surgery. Open Or Observe?

Kimberly A Ruscher, MD MPH, Kevin A Modeste, MBBS, Pavlos K Papasavas, MD, Darren S Tishler, MD. Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut Introduction Currently, there is no standard of care on how to manage a retained needle or small foreign body during laparoscopic surgery. There are several reports of complications associated with retained surgical foreign… Continue Reading

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