Elie K. Chouillard

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Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and single-incision laparoscopy are emerging, minimally invasive techniques. Total mesorectal excision (TME), the gold standard treatment for patients with resectable distal rectal tumors, is usually performed in an “up-to-down” approach, either laparoscopically or via open techniques. A transanal,(More)
Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is a major conceptual change in the field of modern surgery. However, corresponding technological refinements are not yet available to fill the gap separating the current laparoscopy from the NOTES of the future. Meanwhile, “hybrid” NOTES techniques, including single-port procedures, have been(More)
PURPOSE Purulent or fecal peritonitis is one of the most serious complications of acute diverticulitis. Up to one-fourth of patients hospitalized for acute diverticulitis require an emergent operation for a complication, including abscess, peritonitis, or stenosis. Open Hartmann's procedure has been the operation of choice for these patients. The advantages(More)
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy has become the gold standard for benign tumors. As more surgeons have expertise in open and laparoscopic pancreatic surgery, increasing numbers of benign-appearing tumors are being removed via minimally invasive techniques and found to have malignancy on final pathology. Because of our growing experience in(More)
Cytoreductive surgery followed by intraperitoneal chemohyperthermia (IPCH) is a promising treatment for patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis, a disease with dismal prognosis. We describe our preliminary experience with staged adjuvant laparoscopic IPCH after complete resection in patients with locally or regionally advanced colorectal or gastric cancer.(More)
AIM Laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) is still not a widely accepted option for the treatment of invasive gastric cancer. This study was conducted to evaluate the results of LG for gastric adenocarcinoma in two French surgical departments. METHODS Between 2001 and 2007, 51 patients underwent LG for gastric cancer. The results were compared to those of 79(More)
Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is currently the most common bariatric procedure in France. It achieves both adequate excess weight loss and significant reduction of comorbidities. However, leak is still the most common complication after SG. Nevertheless, its risk of occurrence is <3 % in specialized centers. Its management is difficult, long, and challenging.(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is gaining popularity as a procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Either as a first-stage procedure for superobese patients or as a definitive procedure, SG is becoming the first-choice bariatric procedure in France. Preliminary results have suggested that the weight loss(More)
AIM Laparoscopy may lower the mortality and morbidity rates of Hartmann's procedure reversal. However, it remains a challenging operation mainly due to adhesions of the small bowel and to the rectal stump. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of 44 patients who had laparoscopic Hartmann's reversal (Group A). On a case-control basis, these patients(More)
BACKGROUND Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery is an emerging surgical phenomenon. Although the development of "pure" natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgical techniques in humans has been slowed by major technical hurdles, "hybrid" or combined variants have been increasingly reported. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is a commonly(More)