Daniel O B Jones

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The development of these updated guidelines was commissioned by the AACE, TOS, and ASMBS Board of Directors and adheres to the AACE 2010 protocol for standardized production of clinical practice guidelines (CPG). Each recommendation was re-evaluated and updated based on the evidence and subjective factors per protocol. Examples of expanded topics in this(More)
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 bypass (LRYGB) and the open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (ORYGB) for the treatment of obesity and obesity-related diseases. BACKGROUND LSG is a newer procedure being(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous anecdotal reports have documented the spread of colon cancer to trocar sites after laparoscopic-assisted colectomy. We hypothesized that the pneumoperitoneum of laparoscopy potentiated tumor adherence to trocar sites. PURPOSE This study was designed to determine the effect of CO2 pneumoperitoneum on the rate of tumor implantation at(More)
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 laparoscopic operations. This study determines if laparoscopic skills training using simulated tasks on a video-trainer improves the operative performance of surgery residents. (More)
Video trainers may best offer visually realistic laparoscopic simulation, whereas virtual reality (VR) modules may best provide multidimensional objective measures of performance. This study compares the construct and face validity of three different laparoscopic simulators. Subjects were voluntarily enrolled at the Learning Center during the 2004 SAGES(More)
Laparoscopic hernia repair is safe and effective and may result in less postoperative pain and faster recuperation compared with traditional open hernia repairs. Controversy exists as to the increased cost associated with laparoscopic repairs. The purpose of this study was to quantify and compare the cost of the totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Upper gastrointestinal (UGI) swallow radiographs following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) may detect an obstruction or an anastomotic leak. The aim of our study was to determine the efficacy of routine imaging following LRYGBP. METHODS Radiograph reports were reviewed for 201 consecutive LRYGBP operations between April 1999 and(More)
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. This study was designed to evaluate various clinical signs for detecting leakage after LRYGB. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 210 consecutive patients who(More)