SAGES 2012


March 7 – 10, 2012
San Diego Convention Center

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SAGES 2012 Abstracts and Posters

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Novel Method for Comprehensively Assessing the Biomechanical Risks Associated With the Use of Minimally-invasive Surgical Instruments

OBJECTIVE OF THE TECHNOLOGYAs the incidence of neuromuscular disorders among laparoscopic surgeons increases, research to understand the biomechanical risks associated with the use of minimally-invasive surgical instruments has been underdeveloped. A method using detailed simultaneous biomechanical measurements was developed in order to analyze the quantities that are closely related to potential risks and to yield… Continue Reading »

Gasless Transaxillary Robotic vs Endoscopic Thyroidectomy: Exploring the Frontiers of Scarless Thyroidectomy Through a Preliminary Comparison Study

Andreas Kiriakopoulos, MD, Dimitrios Linos, MD. Department of Surgery, Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece   Aim: Robotic – assisted thyroidectomy has been inadvertently associated with lengthy operative times mainly due to fussy robot preparation and docking maneuvers. We propose a purely endoscopic approach using a novel platform comparing its results with the former approach Patients and… Continue Reading »

Hiatal Hernia After the Esophagectomy Repaired By Laparoscopic Surgery

Jun Iwabu, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Tsutomu Namikawa, Michiya Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Hanazaki. Kochi Medical School   IntroductionLaparoscopic surgery has an advantage at the point of less abdominal adhesion compared with open laparotomy. Since 2005, we had introduced the total laparoscopic gastric mobilization (TLGM) for esophagectomy as a less invasive surgery, and experienced a case of incarcerated hiatal… Continue Reading »

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