SAGES 2012

March 7 – 10, 2012
San Diego Convention Center

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Porcine Esophageal-gastric Explants: a Feasible Training Model for Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

Whalen Clark, MD, Vic Velanovich, MD. University of South Florida Department of Surgery   Introduction: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has been applied and is emerging as a less invasive outpatient procedure for the definitive treatment of achalasia. Very few surgeons have gained competency with POEM, and there are almost no available training opportunities. Our objective… Continue Reading

Initial Experience With a Modified Mini Laparoscopic Technique for Cholecystectomy

Introduction: The use of smaller instruments in laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been well described in a number of trials, but the range of patients in which this minimalist technique can be used in is narrow. Here, we report on the use of a modified mini laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a range of patients with variable BMI’s.   … 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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