Ilan Charuzi

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BACKGROUND To evaluate the clinical course of soccer players affected by chronic groin pain, who were referred for laparoscopic inguinal exploration. MATERIAL/METHODS Thirty-five professional soccer players affected by chronic groin pain and referred for laparoscopic inguinal exploration were included in this prospective, non-randomized study. Prior to(More)
We evaluated the true incidence of seroma formation after laparoscopic repair of incisional hernia with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) patch. In a prospective study, 20 patients who underwent laparoscopic repair of incisional hernia with PTFE were evaluated clinically and with ultrasound examination for seroma formation up to the 90th postoperative day.(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome occurs in 4% to 9% of middle-aged men and in 1% to 2% of middle-aged women. The incidence of OSA among morbidly obese patients is 12- to 30-fold higher. The pathophysiology of OSA is complex and incompletely understood. The important clinical symptoms of OSA include snoring, daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, morning(More)
BACKGROUND Revision of gastric bariatric operations is sometimes technically difficult and may fail to achieve prolonged weight reduction. The use of the adjustable silicone gastric banding (ASGB) offers a new approach for these revisions. METHODS ASGB was performed as a revisional procedure on 37 patients whose initial bariatric operations were as(More)
Forty-seven obese sleep-apnea patients were investigated in the sleep laboratory before and after a massive weight reduction achieved by bariatric surgery. The first postoperative sleep investigations were performed approximately 1 y after surgery and revealed a highly significant decrease in the number of apneic episodes per hour of sleep and a significant(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this retrospective study was to identify complications related to the access-port, after Lap-Band system placement by laparoscopy. METHODS The records of 333 morbidly obese patients who underwent laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) were reviewed for the overall surgical complications. Data was further analyzed regarding(More)
BACKGROUND Nutritional deficiencies in patients after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass operations have been mainly attributed to dietary restriction. However, most of these studies have been performed during the period of greatest caloric restriction. METHODS Two hundred patients who were morbidly obese were followed for 6 to 8 years (mean, 6.7 years) after(More)
In four patients, acute cholangitis was found to result from a ruptured hydatid cyst. In three patients, the diagnosis was established before operation by ultrasonography, and the fourth case was diagnosed during operation. Once the diagnosis of cholangitis is reached, our working policy includes administration of antibiotics and fluids, accelerated(More)
We report the occurrence of neurologic complications in 23 patients who underwent gastric restriction surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity. Complications occurred 3 to 20 months after surgery. All the patients had had protracted vomiting for the first 3 months after the operation. The following syndromes were found: chronic or subacute symmetric(More)