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First Report from the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy has Morbidity and Effectiveness Positioned Between the Band and the Bypass
Objective:To assess the safety and effectiveness of the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) as compared to the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB), the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypassExpand
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Histologic pattern analysis of basal cell carcinoma. Study of a series of 1039 consecutive neoplasms.
This study attempts to define histologic patterns in 1039 consecutive cases of basal cell carcinoma and to correlate these patterns with adequacy of margins of surgical excision. Five majorExpand
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Anesthetic Considerations for Bariatric Surgery
According to the National Institutes of Health, obesity is a major health problem with clearly established health implications, including an increased risk for coronary artery disease, hypertension,Expand
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Clinical predictors of leak after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity
Background: Gastrointestinal leak is a complication of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). Contrast studies may underdiagnose leaks, forcing surgeons to rely solely on clinical data. ThisExpand
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Laparoscopic training on bench models: better and more cost effective than operating room experience?
BACKGROUND Developing technical skill is essential to surgical training, but using the operating room for basic skill acquisition may be inefficient and expensive, especially for laparoscopicExpand
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Surgical skills training and simulation.
aining surgical competence is a complex, multifactorial process that ay take years of experience and on-the-job training. It is critical to rovide suitable educational opportunities to learn theExpand
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Comparison of video trainer and virtual reality training systems on acquisition of laparoscopic skills
Training on a video trainer or computer-based minimally invasive surgery trainer leads to improved benchtop laparoscopic skill. Recently, improved operative performance from practice on a videoExpand
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Impact of pneumoperitoneum on trocar site implantation of colon cancer in hamster model
BACKGROUND: Numerous anecdotal reports have documented the spread of colon cancer to trocar sites after laparoscopic-assisted colectomy. We hypothesized that the pneumoperitoneum of laparoscopyExpand
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General Surgery Residency Inadequately Prepares Trainees for Fellowship: Results of a Survey of Fellowship Program Directors
Objective:To assess readiness of general surgery graduate trainees entering accredited surgical subspecialty fellowships in North America. Methods:A multidomain, global assessment survey designed byExpand
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Complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Video technology allows surgeons to offer patients operations through small incisions. While these minimally invasive techniques have been employed for a wide range of operations for many years, onlyExpand
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