Guy R. Voeller

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic ventral incisional hernia repair involves intraabdominal placement of a synthetic mesh, and the possibility of formation of severe visceral adhesions to the prosthesis is a principal concern. Little clinical information based on reoperative findings is available about adhesions to biomaterials placed intraabdominally.(More)
BACKGROUND Electrical stimulation has been successfully employed to treat diseases involving electro-pathology in the heart, skeletal muscles, and the brain, but not in the GI tract. AIM This study examined the clinical feasibility and efficacy of GES in treating patients with severe gastroparesis. METHODS Nausea, vomiting, GEA, and liquid and solid(More)
OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic repair of incisional ventral hernias with ePTFE mesh continues to evolve, with variable reporting of surgical techniques and outcomes. This report of 34 cases discusses, with a literature review of laparoscopic incisional hernia repair, specific factors associated with three recurrences. METHOD Retrospective analysis and review of(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric diverticulum (GD) is an extremely rare disorder that can easily be overlooked when investigating the cause of abdominal pain. Its diagnosis is founded on a history of gastrointestinal symptoms and a typically unrevealing physical examination, and diagnosis requires confirmation from UGI contrast studies, EGD, and CT scan. Symptomatic GD(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric electrical stimulation has been proven effective for drug-refractory gastroparesis. Placement of stimulator leads and device usually requires a laparotomy, although laparoscopic placement has also been used. METHODS To compare laparotomy with laparoscopy, we examined 36 patients, 18 undergoing laparoscopy and 18 undergoing laparotomy,(More)
Purpose. Operative efficiency improvements for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) have focused on reducing operative time while maintaining overall repair efficacy. Our objective was to evaluate procedure time and positioning accuracy of an inflatable mesh positioning device (Echo PS Positioning System), as compared to a standard transfascial suture(More)
on electrical stimulation for gastroparesis in a laparoscopic journal was unique to be sure. Drs de Csepel, Shapsis, and Jordan imply that they are the first to describe a lapa-roscopic method for placement of the gastric pacemaker. One only has to look at the article by Al-Juburi et al in the same issue to know that this is not the case. In addition, Drs(More)
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