Diego R. Camacho

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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)
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)
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)
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 Laparoscopic colon resection (LCR) is a safe and effective treatment of benign and malignant colonic lesions. There is little question that a steep learning curve exists for surgeons to become skilled and proficient at LCR. Because of this steep learning curve, debate exists regarding the appropriate hospital setting for LCR. We hypothesize(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)
BACKGROUND The current study was undertaken to define the learning curve for laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) in patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). METHODS The data of 50 patients who underwent LS for ITP between March 1996 and February 2003 were reviewed. Patients were divided into sequential groups of 10. Operative time, estimated blood(More)
Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease that swiftly robs patients of both quality and quantity of life. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. In 2003, there were 31,860 reported new cases with 31,270 deaths occurring due to lack of effective therapy. Eighty percent of patients present with either advanced local or(More)
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)
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 our own(More)