Diego R. Camacho

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INTRODUCTION We present an approach to laparoscopic right colon resection utilizing a single port placed through the umbilicus. The technique described is performed through a single small umbilical incision with a virtually scar-free result. METHODS A 77-year-old woman with a tubulovillous adenoma in her cecum underwent a laparoscopic right colectomy(More)
Bariatric surgery has been established as the most effective long-term treatment for morbid obesity. We performed a retrospective review of SSO patients treated at our institute between 2008 and 2013 who underwent a laparoscopic gastric bypass (LGBP) or sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). The primary end point for this study was excess weight loss (EWL) at 1, 3, 6,(More)
Sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery are popular and effective options for weight loss surgery. Portomesenteric vein thrombosis (PMVT) is a documented but rare complication of bariatric surgery. Proper surgical technique, careful postoperative prophylaxis, and early mobilization are essential to prevent this event. The diagnosis of PMVT in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is laparoscopic surgery done by one incision through the umbilicus. Cholecystectomy lends itself well to a SILS approach. As these procedures have become more widely adapted, it is important to determine the approximate learning curve to decrease two surgical endpoints: (1) time to completion of the(More)
BACKGROUND Bariatric surgery has been established as the most effective long-term treatment for morbid obesity and obesity-related comorbidities. Despite its success, there is a paucity of data on the outcomes of bariatric surgery on Hispanic patients. STUDY DESIGN We performed a retrospective review of obese patients treated at our institute between 2008(More)
INTRODUCTION No single gastrojejunostomy anastomosis technique (GJA) in Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is currently preferred over another. Bendewald et al. confirmed that there was no difference in anastomotic stricture rates when comparing hand-sewn (HS), linear-stapled (LS), and circular-stapled (CS) GJA techniques. We present and analyze(More)
BACKGROUND Many techniques for performing the gastrojejunostomy required in the laparoscopic roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) have been described. The current study presents the results of a previously unreported method. METHODS A total of 21 patients (2 men and 19 women) with morbid obesity underwent LRYGB over a period of 5 months. The gastrojejunostomy(More)
Acute appendicitis is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain that a general surgeon will encounter. We describe our modification to the laparoscopic appendectomy: a single-incision laparoscopic (SILS) appendectomy completed entirely intracorporeally. From September 2008 to September 2009, a retrospective review of the electronic medical record was(More)
INTRODUCTION Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) is a variation in which trocar scars are hidden in the umbilicus. We sought to determine whether SILS cholecystectomy is a safe alternative to a conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed our series of 205 SIL cholecystectomies (SILC) performed between May(More)