Doug Gunzler

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OBJECTIVE To establish the relationship between operative approach (laparoscopic or open) and subsequent surgical infection (both incisional and organ space infection) postappendectomy, independent of potential confounding factors. BACKGROUND Although laparoscopic appendectomy has been associated with lower rates of incisional infections than an open(More)
AIM This study compares 30-day outcomes following rectal prolapse repair, examining potential surgical and patient factors associated with perioperative complications. METHOD Using the NSQIP database, patients with rectal prolapse were categorized by surgical approach to repair (perineal or abdominal) and abdominal cases were further subdivided by(More)
AIM Studies to date examining the impact of laparoscopy in resection for Crohn's disease on short-term morbidity have been limited by small study populations. The aim of this study was to establish the impact of the operative approach (laparoscopic or open) on outcomes after ileocolic resection for Crohn's disease. METHOD Ileocolic resections for Crohn's(More)
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