SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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Difference in Quality of Life in Morbidly Obese Patients After Bariatic Surgery

Ravinder Singh Bal, MS, Ashish Ahuja, MS, Satpal Singh Virk, Mch. Dayanand Medical college&hospital,Ludhiana,(Punjab)INDIA   Introduction: The difference in quality of life of morbidly obese patients was investigated in a controlled cross sectional study.The present study investigates the predictive value of various parameters such as age,gender,weight loss and pre operative psychiatric disorders with regard to… Continue Reading »

Early Experience With Natural Orifice Trans-umbilical Surgery Gastric Bypass(notus) Using Needlescopic Instruments

Arif Ahmad, MD FACS FRCS, Ashish Agarwala, DO. John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Stony Brook University Medical Center   We present our early data on NOTUS gastric bypass using needlescopic instruments and compare it to the traditional 5 port laparoscopic gastric bypass. Prospective trial in which 20 morbidly obese patients after undergoing workup as per the NIH… Continue Reading »

Financial Impact of Laparoscopic Surgery At a High-volume Academic Center

INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to compare the hospital costs of laparoscopic and open foregut and colorectal surgery at our institution.METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing elective foregut surgery (fundoplication, paraesophageal hernia repair), segmental colectomy, and rectal resection between 2005 and 2007 were identified from a hospital administrative database. The Eclipsys Case Costing System, used… Continue Reading »

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