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Laparoscopic Dor versus Toupet fundoplication following Heller myotomy for achalasia: results of a multicenter, prospective, randomized-controlled trial
BackgroundThe type of fundoplication that should be performed in conjunction with Heller myotomy for esophageal achalasia is controversial. We prospectively compared anterior fundoplication (Dor)Expand
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Surgical revision of loop ("mini") gastric bypass procedure: multicenter review of complications and conversions to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
BACKGROUND The claim that the "mini"-gastric bypass (MGB) procedure with its loop gastrojejunostomy is safer and equally effective to the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) procedure has been promotedExpand
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American Society for Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Quality Initiative Joint Consensus Statement on Nutrition Screening and Therapy Within a Surgical Enhanced Recovery Pathway
Perioperative malnutrition has proven to be challenging to define, diagnose, and treat. Despite these challenges, it is well known that suboptimal nutritional status is a strong independent predictorExpand
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Remission of type 2 diabetes after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is associated with greater weight loss.
BACKGROUND Physiologic studies in rodents and preliminary human studies have suggested that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) improves type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) by way of metabolic changes, longExpand
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Endoluminal revision of gastric bypass for weight regain--a systematic review.
BACKGROUND Weight recidivism after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a challenging problem for patients and bariatric surgeons alike. Traditional operative strategies to combat weight regain areExpand
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VersaStepTM trocar hernia rate in unclosed fascial defects in bariatric patients
ObjectiveUse of the VersaStepTM trocar system (US Surgical, Norwalk, CT) has the perceived advantage of minimal trocar-related hernias in patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB).Expand
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Rates and Risk Factors for Unplanned Emergency Department Utilization and Hospital Readmission Following Bariatric Surgery
Objective:To identify unplanned emergency resource utilization in the perioperative period following bariatric surgery. Summary of Background Data:Avoidable emergency department (ED) utilization andExpand
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Hospital Admissions Greater Than 30 Days Following Bariatric Surgery: Patient and Procedure Matter
IntroductionAssessment of hospital admission in the 30-day period following bariatric surgery likely underestimates true hospital utilization. The purpose of this study is to assess hospitalExpand
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New developments in surgery: Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES).
Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery refers to the method of accessing the abdominal cavity through a natural orifice under endoscopic visualization. Since its introduction in 2004,Expand
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Single-port cholecystectomy with the TransEnterix SPIDER: simple and safe
IntroductionSingle-port or single-incision cholecystectomy with current rigid laparoscopic devices is limited by in-line visualization, restricting the ability to approach the surgical site withExpand
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