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SAGES 2014 Abstracts and Posters
Routine Upper Gastrointestinal Series is not necessary in the Post-Operative Evaluation of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomies
Michael T Rossi, MD, Rami Lutfi, MD. University of Illinois at Chicago Metropolitan Group Hospitals. Introduction: The use of upper gastrointestinal series (UGI) has become a routine practice after bariatric surgery and specifically laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) to rule out obstruction or leak. As the healthcare environment continues to evolve, scrutiny over cost from insurance… Continue Reading
Mimi Kim, MD, Bindhu Oommen, MD, MPH, Samuel W Ross, MD, MPH, Joel F Bradley, MD, Amanda L Walters, MS, Vedra A Augenstein, MD, B. Todd Heniford, MD. Department of Surgery, Division of GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC. INTRODUCTION: Appendectomy performed at the time of other procedures has long been… Continue Reading
The powered Echelon Flex Endopath Stapler (EFPE) leads to less postoperative hemorrhage following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass; evidence for an unanticipated benefit from the powered staple device.
Darrell P Doucette, MD, John J Kelly, MD, Donald R Czerniach, MD, Philip A Cohen, MD, Richard A Perugini, MD. UMass Memorial Medical Center. Introduction/Background: Ethicon Endosurgery has introduced a powered endoscopic stapling device (Echelon Flex Powered Endopath-EFPE). The benefits of this device include ease of use for individuals with smaller hands, and minimization of… Continue Reading