Kristen R. Earle

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Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) causes weight loss primarily through a mechanical restrictive mechanism. The vagus nerve provides connections between the brain and the gut through afferent and hormonal signals that regulate fullness and satiety. Published studies demonstrate clinically significant weight loss by subjects undergoing open(More)
This retrospective review supports the hypothesis that a surgeon acting as first assistant during laparoscopic cholecystectomy will reduce the incidence of significant common bile duct (CBD) injuries (BDIs). Central Carolina Surgery, P.A., is a single-specialty general surgery group of 19 surgeons that have performed 8767 laparoscopic cholecystectomies from(More)
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