SAGES 2011

March 30 – April 2, 2011
San Antonio Convention Center, San Antonio, TX

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SAGES 2011 Abstracts and Posters

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Gaze Training Improves Technical Performance and Resistance to Distractions in Virtual Laparoscopic Surgery

Mark Wilson, Sam Vine, James Brewer, Elizabeth Bright, Rich Masters, John McGrath. University of Exeter OBJECTIVES: The operating room environment is replete with stressors and distractions that increase the attentional demands of what are already complex psychomotor procedures. As the attentional control of novices appears to be particularly disrupted by auditory distractions, helping trainees to… Continue Reading »

NOTES Transvaginal Hybrid Cholecystectomy: Early Experience of a New Approach

Shohan Shetty, MD, Amir H Shariff, MD, Andrew J Duffy, MD, Robert L Bell, MD, Kurt E Roberts, MD. Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT BackgroundNatural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is an innovative approach in minimally invasive surgery that has been found to be a practical and… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic Redo Heller Myotomy for Persistent Achalasia

Dustin G Williams, MD, Jose C Hernandez, MD, Alyssa B Chapital, MD PhD, Kristi L Harold, MD. Mayo Clinic Arizona Background:Heller myotomy is the standard surgical procedure performed in patients with achalasia. However, after undergoing Heller myotomy some patients have persistent symptoms of their disease and undergo a redo procedure. This report presents retrospective data… Continue Reading »

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