Adrian E. Park

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BACKGROUND Recurrence rates after primary repair of ventral and incisional hernias range from 25% to 52%. Recurrence after open surgery is less likely if mesh is used, but the wide fascial dissection and required flap creation increase complication rates. Laparoscopic techniques offer an alternative. STUDY DESIGN To assess the safety and efficacy of(More)
The management of parastomal hernia is associated with high morbidity and recurrence rates (20–70%). This study investigated a novel laparoscopic approach and evaluated its outcomes. A consecutive multi-institutional series of patients undergoing parastomal hernia repair between 2001 and 2005 were analyzed retrospectively. Laparoscopy was used with(More)
The most common surgically retained foreign body is the laparotomy sponge. The clinical presentation of a retained sponge can vary from an incidental finding on plain radiograph to an intense inflammatory response with obstruction or perforation. In the case described here a patient reported abdominal pain 11 months after her hysterectomy. Although two(More)
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is a safe and effective treatment for most surgical diseases of the adrenal gland. However it has been suggested that catecholamine effects associated with pheochromocytoma render the laparoscopic approach a more challenging and a more morbid procedure. The purpose of this study was to compare the operative characteristics and(More)
BACKGROUND A standard technique for laparoscopic ventral hernioplasty (peritoneal onlay using an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene [ePTFE] patch for hernias >/=4 cm2) is being used in a prospective, multicenter, long-term study. METHODS Demographic, operative, and postoperative data were collected and analyzed. Follow-up clinical evaluations were conducted(More)
Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and limitations of laparoscopic repair of traumatic diaphragmatic injuries. Methods: Laparoscopic repair of an acute traumatic diaphragmatic laceration or chronic traumatic diaphragmatic hernia was attempted in 17 patients between January 1997 and January 2001. The patients in the study(More)
Abdominal wall hernias are a familiar surgical problem. Millions of patients are affected each year, presenting most commonly with primary ventral, incisional, and inguinal hernias. Whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, hernias commonly cause pain or are aesthetically distressing to patients. These concerns, coupled with the risk of incarceration, are the(More)
Conditions that once were considered either relative or absolute contraindications for laparoscopic splenectomy have become fewer and less significant in the overall assessment of candidates for this procedure. Advances in surgical technique, operative conduct, and instrumentation have made it feasible to perform splenectomy laparoscopically with good(More)
BACKGROUND Building on skills already learned in acquiring more complex or related skills is termed transfer of training (TOT). This study examined the TOT effects of previous open and laparoscopic surgical experience on a laparoscopic training module. STUDY DESIGN Intracorporeal knot tying was chosen for evaluating TOT among three groups of surgical(More)