Anthony V Coletta

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OBJECTIVES To quantify the complexity of each of three skills used in laparoscopic colon surgery and to quantify the relative complexity of seven laparoscopic colon procedures on a graduated complexity scale. DESIGN Five surgeons used a scale of 1 through 6 to measure the relative complexity of three laparoscopic skills (intracorporeal mobilization,(More)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery is rapidly becoming the procedure of choice for patients undergoing gallbladder removal. For the patient, this new minimally invasive surgery allows shorter hospitalization and faster recuperation than traditional open cholecystectomy surgery. Examinations were performed to determine the value of ultrasound in predicting(More)
A new and novel technique to obtain renal biopsy specimens using laparoscopy is presented. In some patients there are contraindications to obtaining biopsy material through standard percutaneous techniques. Open renal biopsy has been the procedure of choice in these patients. The laparoscopic approach can accomplish the same surgical objectives as open(More)
Value-Based Healthcare: Summit 2014 clearly achieved the three goals set forth at the beginning of this document. First, the live event informed and educated attendees through a discussion of the evolving value-based healthcare environment, including a collaborative effort to define the important role of cardiovascular ultrasound in that environment.(More)
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