Hanaa N Dakour Aridi

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BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal acid reflux disease (GERD) is prevalent after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), a common bariatric surgical procedure worldwide. Some studies have suggested that concomitant hiatal hernia repair (HHR) during LSG reduces the risk of GERD, but this has not been substantiated. Little is known about the safety of adding an HHR(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) carries a high rate of failure and reoperation. Laparoscopic conversion of failed LAGB to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) has been shown to be safe and feasible, but long-term follow-up data is still limited. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of RYGB after(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with morbid obesity are at a higher risk of developing gallstones after bariatric surgery. Studies on the incidence of symptomatic gallstones necessitating cholecystectomy after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) are limited in the Middle East. OBJECTIVES This study aims to assess the incidence of cholecystectomy after LSG during a(More)
OBJECTIVE Reducing readmissions is an important target for improving patient care and enhancing health care quality and cost-effectiveness. The aim of this study was to assess rates, risk factors, and indications of 30-day readmission after open aortic repair (OAR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the rates, reasons, and risk factors of 30-day readmission, both planned and unplanned, after carotid revascularization as well as to evaluate major outcomes associated with those readmissions. METHODS Using the Premier Healthcare database, we retrospectively identified patients undergoing carotid(More)
PURPOSE The effectiveness of the concomitant repair of hiatal hernia (HHR) during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in reducing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms is still unclear. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of concomitant HHR on postoperative GERD symptoms in our patient population. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term data of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) are still scarce in the Middle East. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety at 5 years and beyond. SETTING Tertiary referral hospital between April 2007 and March 2015. METHODS A retrospective review of 76 patients who underwent LSG at the senior(More)
BACKGROUND The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) considers that contralateral carotid artery occlusion puts the patients at high risk for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and agrees to reimburse for carotid artery stenting (CAS) in these patients. However, there is a paucity of evidence that support the superiority of CAS compared with CEA in(More)
PURPOSE Long-term studies on the outcomes of bariatric surgery are still limited in the Middle East. The aim of this study is to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) up to 5 years of follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of patients who underwent LRYGB and LSG was performed.(More)
BACKGROUND Lower extremity bypass (LEB) remains the gold standard revascularization procedure in patients with peripheral arterial disease. The cost of LEB substantially varies based on patient's characteristics and comorbidities. The aim of this study was to assess regional variation in infra-inguinal LEB cost and to identify the specific health care(More)