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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Hybrid NOTES Colectomy for Left Side Colonic Lesion

Lawrence Wing Chiu Ng, FRACS, Hester Yui Shan Cheung, FRACS, Cliff Chi Chiu Chung, FRCSEd, Michael Li, FRCSEd. Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital Department of Surgery, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, 3 Lok Man Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong SAR, China Background: In performing ‘conventional' laparoscopic colectomy for left-sided colonic tumours, specimen retrieval necessitates a… Continue Reading »

New Generation of Microlaparoscopic Instruments: Improved Strength, Invisible Scars

Andrew S Kastenmeier, MD, Konstantinos I Makris, MD, Christy M Dunst, MD, Lee L Swanstrom, MD. The Oregon Clinic Objective: The quest to minimize pain and scarring from surgical access has led to the development of novel techniques and surgical platforms. Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) emerged as a revolutionary method of eliminating external… Continue Reading »

Comparative Study of Different Types of Mesh for Laparoscopic Repair of Large Hiatal Hernias

V.V. Grubnik, Prof, A.V. Malynovskyy, V.V. Ilyashenko. Odessa State Medical University Background. The use of mesh for laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernias may reduce recurrence rates compared to primary suture repair. However, there is a potential risk of mesh-related oesophageal complications due to prosthetic erosion. The aim of this study was to compare effectiveness… Continue Reading »

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