Christine Fayad

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BACKGROUND A large outcome study of laparoscopic gastric bypass has not been done because of difficulty in differentiating between open and laparoscopic procedures in the absence of a specific ICD-9 procedural code for the laparoscopic operation. The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) clinical database recently added a specific procedural code for(More)
Laparoscopic gastric bypass is gaining popularity as an acceptable option for the treatment of morbid obesity. With the growing number of bariatric procedures being performed in the United States, it is important for surgeons to understand the potential late complications after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. A common late complication after Roux-en-Y(More)
BACKGROUND Although laparoscopy now plays a major role in most general surgical procedures, little is known about the relative risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after laparoscopic compared with open procedures. OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of VTE after laparoscopic and open surgery over a 5-year period. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTIONS Clinical data(More)
Minimally invasive esophagectomy is a feasible and safe alternative to open esophagectomy. The stomach is the preferred conduit for gastrointestinal reconstruction after esophagogastrectomy; however, if the stomach is not usable, the colon can be interposed as an alternative conduit. We describe the technique of minimally invasive Ivor Lewis(More)
OBJECTIVE Learn the incidence of olfactory dysfunction in preoperative patients prior to nasal surgery and compare with a control group of patients who are not going to have such surgery. Assess the usefulness of the coffee/tea differentiation test in assessing preoperative dysosmia. STUDY DESIGN Prospective controlled cohort study. SETTING Urban(More)
Enthusiasm for minimally invasive esophagectomy is increasing. When feasible, the laparoscopic and thoracoscopic Ivor Lewis esophagogastrectomy with construction of an intrathoracic anastomosis is favored. A potential catastrophic consequence of an intrathoracic anastomosis is a postoperative leak. In this review, the authors summarize the current(More)
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