SAGES 2010

12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
April 14 – 17, 2010
Landover, Maryland USA (just outside of Washington, DC)
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

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SAGES 2010 Abstracts and Posters

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The Impact of Surgeon Behavior on the Cost of Performing Laparoscopic Appendectomy

INTRODUCTIONWhile laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) can be performed using a myriad of techniques, the cost of performing each method can vary considerably. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effects of the surgeon’s choice of technique on the costs of performing LA.METHODSThe surgeon operative notes, hospital invoice list, and surgeon instrumentation preference sheets were… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia in the Elderly: A Safe Option

Introduction: To assess the early outcomes of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair in the elderly.Methods and Procedures: An operating room database of all laparoscopic ventral hernias performed between April 2001 to April 2009 was analyzed retrospectively. Patients were divided into two main groups: Group 1 (patients <65 years of age) and Group 2 (patients > to… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic Surgery for Dukes C Colorectal Cancer

[Backgrounds] Laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery has been widely accepted because of less pain, faster recovery and good cosmetic results. Although several authors presented results of prospective studies which support advantages of laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery, an oncological validity of this surgery is not well analyzed yet, specially for advanced cancer. The aim of this study… Continue Reading »

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