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SAGES 2014 Abstracts and Posters
Bethany R Lowndes, Juliane Bingener, MD, Susan Hallbeck, PhD. Mayo Clinic. INTRODUCTION There is an increasing preference for and documentation of benefits to patients undergoing laparoscopy, these benefits come at the expense of the surgeon in terms of posture as well as increased fatigue- with a higher load for single incision surgery over traditional laparoscopy,… Continue Reading
Case-matched Study of Short-term Outcomes and Cost Analysis Between Simplified Hand-assisted Laparoscopic (Totally Three-port Approach) and Open Surgery
Natthawut Phothong, Thawatchai Akaraviputh, Vitoon Chinswangwatanakul, PhD, Voraboot Taweerutchana, Asada Metasate, Jirawat Swangsri, Thanyadej Nimmanwudipong, Auttaporn Trakarnsanga. 1 Minimally Invasive Unit, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. 2 Department of Surgery, Panyananthaphikkhu Chonprathan Medical Center, Srinakharinwirot University, Nonthaburi, Thailand.. INTRODUCTION: Hand-assisted laparoscopic colectomy (HALC) provides the benefit of shorter… Continue Reading
Use of Harmonic Scalpel in Single Site Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: a Safe Alternative. Experience in 100 consecutive cases.
M Bassante, MD, D McDonald, MD, M Kadowaki, MD. East Tennessee State University. Background Single site cholecystectomy is a surgical technique that is rapidly becoming an accepted alternative for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The technique used in this procedure may vary as technology and instruments continue to improve. In this study In this study we review our… Continue Reading