Carsten N. Gutt

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Intraoperative assistance systems aim to improve the quality of the surgery and enhance the surgeon's capabilities. Preferable would be a system which provides support depending on the surgery context and surgical skills accomplished. Therefore, the automated analysis and recognition of surgical skills during an intervention is necessary. In this paper a(More)
BACKGROUND Restorative proctocolectomy is increasingly being performed minimal invasively but a totally laparoscopic technique has not yet been compared to the standard open technique in a randomized study. METHODS/DESIGN This is a two armed, single centre, expertise based, preoperatively randomized, patient blinded study. It is designed as a two-group(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the DS Titanium Ligation Clip for appendicular stump closure in laparoscopic appendectomy. METHODS Overall, 502 patients undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy were recruited for this observational multicentre study in nine study centres between October 2011 and July 2013. The clip was finally applied(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of additional treatment strategies with antineoplastic agents on intraperitoneal tumor stimulating interleukin levels are unclear. Taurolidine and Povidone-iodine have been mainly used for abdominal lavage in Germany and Europe. METHODS In the settings of a multicentre (three University Hospitals) prospective randomized controlled(More)
PURPOSE Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair with additional fundoplication is a commonly recommended standard surgical treatment for symptomatic large hiatal hernias with paraesophageal involvement (PEH). However, due to the risk of persistent side effects, this method remains controversial. Laparoscopic mesh-augmented hiatoplasty without fundoplication(More)
INTRODUCTION Mesh augmentation seems to reduce recurrences following laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair (LPHR). However, there is an uncertain risk of mesh-associated complications. Risk-benefit analysis might solve the dilemma. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic literature search was performed to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and(More)
BACKGROUND The pp-Whipple procedure requires extensive preparation. The conventional preparation technique is done with scissors for dissection and ligatures, and with clips and sutures for hemostasis. This procedure is very time-consuming and requires numerous changes of instruments. The LigaSure™ device allows dissection and hemostasis for preparation(More)
The Navigation System aims to facilitate Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy by intraoperative real-time information about the exact localization of instruments in relation to tumour and lymph nodes. The Navigation System has high accuracy in a static environment and was tested for accuracy and different sources of error in an animal model with similar organ(More)