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BACKGROUND The goal of this study is to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) in obese adolescents. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of all adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 who underwent LAGB or LRYGB at our university affiliated Bariatric Center of(More)
BACKGROUND Metallic airway stents are often used in the management of central airway malignancies. The presence of a metallic foreign body may affect radiation dose in tissue. We studied the effect of a metallic airway stent on radiation dose delivery in a phantom and an in vivo porcine model. METHODS A metallic tracheal stent was fitted onto a support in(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) surgery has been shown to be a well-tolerated alternative for the placement of an adjustable gastric band. To date, only small series have suggested that this approach may provide potential clinical benefits over standard multiport laparoscopy. The objective of this study was to compare the outcomes of patients(More)
BACKGROUND Newer targeted agents are increasingly used in combination chemotherapy regimens with enhanced survival and improved toxicity profile. Taxols, such as paclitaxel, independently potentiate tumor destruction via apoptosis and are used as first line therapy in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Procaspase-3-activating(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is commonly performed using multiple ports. The quest to minimize surgical trauma has led to the development of single port laparoscopy, which has been shown to be a safe, less-invasive method of performing a variety of abdominal surgeries. We describe the feasibility and safety of single port sleeve gastrectomy(More)
Single-port laparoscopy (SPL) employs a 1.5- to 2.5-cm incision at the umbilicus for the placement of a single working port. We hypothesized that the longer incision created by SPL compared with multiport laparoscopy may increase the incidence of trocar-site hernias. We examined our experience with SPL in bariatric operations. There were 734 laparoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Large polyps that come to surgery are removed via colectomy (CR). Alternatives are MIS-facilitated endoscopic submucosal dissection/endoscopic mucosal resection (ESD/EMR) or wedge resection (WR). This study presents the results of 26 polyp patients who had minimally invasive surgery (MIS)-monitored ESD/EMR, WR, or if necessary, standard CR. (More)
BACKGROUND Weight regain after gastric bypass (GBP) can be associated with a gastrogastric fistula (GGF), in which a channel forms between the gastric pouch and gastric remnant, allowing nutrients to pass through the "old route" rather than bypassing the duodenum. To further understand the mechanisms by which GGF may lead to weight regain, we investigated(More)
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