SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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Stress Impairs the Psychomotor Performance of Laparoscopic Novices

IntroductionEvidence suggests that surgical performance is impaired by stress although there is little to directly quantify its effects on surgeons’ technical ability. Moreover, surgeons’ individual differences in managing stress have not been examined. The present study aims to establish a direct empirical link between stress and surgical performance and explore the relationship between trait Emotional… Continue Reading

Single Incision Laparoscopic Bochdalek Hernia Repair

Thomas J Swope, MD. Mercy Medical Center   Objective:  To demonstrate that single incision laparoscopy can be safely utilized to repair a Bochdalek hernia. Case History:  A 56 year old male presented with a symptomatic right sided Bochdalek hernia.  He complained of right chest pain especially with exertion.  The hernia was identified on CT scan… Continue Reading

Effect of Gastric Bypass on C-reactive Protein Levels: A Prospective Analysis

INTRODUCTION: Surgical treatment of morbid obesity improves many co-morbidities including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and asthma. Elevated CRP levels, common in the morbidly obese, and its reflected increase in cardiovascular and cerebro-vascular complications has led to further study in patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRGB). In this study we prospectively investigate the relationship between… Continue Reading

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