SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters

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Endoluminal Vertical Gastroplasty

Although laparoscopic bariatric procedures have dramatically reduced the morbidity and mortality associated with them, there is still morbidity associated with a transabdominal procedure. An endoluminal procedure would theoretically have no more risk or difficulty in an obese patient compared to a normal weight one. Furthermore, an endoluminal procedure, if possible, would avoid all wound and… Continue Reading

Does Visceral Fat Resection Give an Additional Benefit to Gastric Banding

Background Although the function of visceral fat has gradually become clear, the effect of visceral fat resection is still unknown. The aim of this study is to clarify the additional effect of visceral fat resection in an obese rat model of gastric banding. Methods Fourty male Zucker fatty rats were followed for 8 weeks after… Continue Reading

Cecal Volvulus – A Demonstration of Surgical Management and Review of the Literature

Vid Fikfak, MD, Calvin Lyons, MD, Patrick Reardon, MD FACS, Vadim Sherman, MD FACS FRCSC, Brian J Dunkin, MD FACS. METHODIST INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AND EDUCATION (MITIE)   CECAL VOLVULUS – A DEMONSTRATION OF SURGICAL MANAGEMENT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATUREVid Fikfak MD, Calvin Lyons MD, Patrick Reardon MD, FACS, Vadim Sherman MD FACS… Continue Reading

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