SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters

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The Introduction of Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy at Our Institution

Hisashi Ikoma, PhD, Yukihito Kokuba, PhD, Yusuke Yamamoto, PhD, Ryou Morimura, PhD, Yastutoshi Murayama, PhD, Syuuhei Komatsu, PhD, Atsushi Shiozaki, PhD, Yoshiaki Kuriu, PhD, Masayoshi Nakanishi, PhD, Daisuke Ichikawa, PhD, Hitoshi Fujiwara, PhD, Kazuma Okamoto, PhD, Toshiya Ochiai, PhD, Eigo Otsuji, PhD. Department of Digestive Surgery,Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine   Currently, laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy… Continue Reading

Two Years Result on Glycemic Control of Obese Type 2 Diabetes Patients Following Intragastric Balloon Removal

Background: Intragastric Balloon (IGB) is an alternative endoscopic procedure to achieve weight loss and improve obesity related co-morbidities. The impact of IGB in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) after its removal is uncertain.Patients and Methods: 28 obese T2DM patients (20 female; mean age 43.5 ± 11.0 years, mean BW107.5 ± 24.5 kg; mean BMI 40.6±… Continue Reading

Porcine Esophageal-gastric Explants: a Feasible Training Model for Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

Whalen Clark, MD, Vic Velanovich, MD. University of South Florida Department of Surgery   Introduction: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has been applied and is emerging as a less invasive outpatient procedure for the definitive treatment of achalasia. Very few surgeons have gained competency with POEM, and there are almost no available training opportunities. Our objective… Continue Reading

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