Erik Browning Wilson

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BACKGROUND Despite the rapid acceptance of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) by the community and increase in the number of these procedures being done, there is still significant morbidity and mortality. METHODS At the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, we have performed 320 RYGB with robotic assistance (RARYGB). Surgical times,(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Transoral esophagogastric fundoplication (TF) can decrease or eliminate features of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in some patients whose symptoms persist despite proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. We performed a prospective, sham-controlled trial to determine if TF reduced troublesome regurgitation to a greater extent than PPIs(More)
While the majority of patients achieve good outcomes with the LAP-BAND®, there is a subset of patients who experience complications or fail to lose sufficient weight after the banding procedure. This study examines the feasibility and outcome of performing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) as a single-step revision surgery after a failed(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) has a reported learning curve of 100 cases. Robotic-assisted surgery decreases the learning curve in complex laparoscopic surgeries. We hypothesize that robotic-assisted, hand-sewn gastrojejunostomy during a LRYGB will improve results during the initial 100 cases when compared with the literature. (More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a challenging operation in the most experienced hands. Robotic surgery allows the capabilities of the minimally invasive surgeon to be extended. An increasing number of robotic gastric bypasses are being performed each year with the assumption that the complication rates are decreased. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate if women in the general population are aware of the relationship between obesity and cancer risk, and to identify groups who may benefit from educational programs. METHODS A self-administered survey was distributed to women in the Houston community. The questions were taken from a bank of validated questions published by the Center(More)
Robotic-assisted surgery has been described for many general surgery procedures, including gastric bypass. This is a comparative study looking at the short-term outcomes and technical differences between laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRNY) and robotic-assisted Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RARNY). Our database was reviewed for all Roux-en-Y gastric(More)
BACKGROUND Saline-filled intragastric balloon devices are reversible endoscopic devices designed to occupy stomach volume and reduce food intake. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a dual balloon system plus diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity compared to diet and exercise alone. SETTING Academic and community practice,(More)
Adjustable gastric banding (AGB) is quickly becoming the most popular bariatric operation performed in the United States and Canada. Patients are particularly fond of the simplicity of the tool, the relatively low morbidity of the surgery, the quick recovery, and overall results. The gastric band has evolved over its 35-year history into a very successful(More)
The aim of this study was to assess prospectively 2-year outcomes of transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) in a multicenter setting. A 14-center U.S. registry was designed to evaluate the effects of the TIF 2.0 procedure on chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in over 100 patients. Primary outcome was symptom assessment. Secondary outcomes(More)