SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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Sleeve Gastrectomy Versus Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Retrospective Review of Weight-loss and Resolution of Co-morbidities

Alisha Skinner, BA, Brent Tatsuno, BS, Yosuke Mitsugi, MD, Edwin A Takahashi, BS, Michael Tom, BA, James Davis, PhD, Daniel Murariu, MD MPH, Racquel S Bueno, MD FACS, Cedric S Lorenzo, MD. University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii Department of Surgery, Kuakini Medical Center, The Queen's Medical Center, Honolulu,… Continue Reading

Opportunity Cost in the Evaluation of Surgical Innovations: A Case Study of Laparoscopic Versus Open Colectomy

Introduction Opportunity cost is the value of an activity forgone to participate in some other activity. With respect to surgery, an innovation incurs an opportunity cost when it uses additional operating time that could otherwise be used in a productive way. Although fundamental to the economist’s view of costs, opportunity cost is infrequently used in… Continue Reading

Enhanced Recovery Program in Laparoscopic Radical Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer Patients

Chung-wei Lin, MD, Tzu-jung Tsai, MD, Tsung-yen Cheng, MD, Hung-kuang Wei, MD, Chii-ming Chen, MD. Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center   INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer is technically feasible. The oncologic outcome is comparative with standard surgery and the postoperative recovery is better. The aim of this study is to establish the improvement… Continue Reading

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