Fabio Sanfilippo

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Despite numerous studies evaluating second-opinion surgical programs, we are unaware of work evaluating the cost effectiveness of a second opinion for pathology prior to surgery. One of six pathologists reviewed the pathology of the outside needle biopsies of 535 consecutive men referred to Johns Hopkins Hospital for radical prostatectomy over a 12-month(More)
Background: Demonstrating economic value of new products is important for hospitals adoption. The combination of two devices: ETHICON SECURESTRAP® Open Absorbable Strap Fixation Device and ETHICON PHYSIOMESHTM Open Flexible Composite Mesh Device, offers a standardized approach to open IPOM repair of ventral hernia. This analysis assesses the potential(More)
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic-assisted ileostomy (LAI) represents a cornerstone for the staged approach to ulcerative colitis (UC). The aim is to determine stoma morbidity in a series of pediatric patients and possibly identify specific risk factors. METHODS All of the patients who underwent LAI for UC between January 2008 and December 2014 were included. The(More)
Esophageal atresia without fistula is a rather uncommon malformation (about 8% of all esophageal atresias); its surgical correction is sometimes difficult because of the long gap between the two pouches. When a delayed anastomosis cannot be performed, it is necessary to perform a colon interposition. In one patient operated with retrosternal(More)
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