Myriam Curet

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OBJECTIVE To compare the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic surgery with that of open laparotomy in pregnant patients. DESIGN Six-year case-control study. SETTING Tertiary care, university and community hospitals. PATIENTS Population-based sample. From 1990 through 1995, 16 pregnant patients underwent laparoscopic surgery (study group) and 18(More)
HYPOTHESIS We hypothesized that we could develop a safe and effective technique for performing a totally robotic laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure using the da Vinci surgical system. We anticipated that the learning curve for this totally robotic procedure could be shorter than the learning curve for standard laparoscopic bariatric surgery. (More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic gastric bypass is a technically demanding operation, especially when hand-sewing is required. Robotics may help facilitate the performance of this difficult operation. This study was undertaken to compare a single surgeon's results using the daVinci Surgical System with those using traditional laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass(More)
BACKGROUND The role of laparoscopic colon resection in the management of colon cancer is unclear. The aims of this study were to compare perioperative results and long-term outcomes in patients randomized to either open (O) or laparoscopically assisted (LA) colon resection for colon cancer. METHODS A prospective randomized trial comparing O to LA colon(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, investigators have reported the use of endoscopic myotomy in the treatment of esophageal achalasia. As with the open operation, considerable disagreement exists regarding the appropriate length of the myotomy and the need for a concomitant antireflux procedure. METHODS Patients presenting with symptomatic achalasia between 1993 and(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have investigated the transfer of surgical trainees' skills acquired on surgical simulators to the operating room setting. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of two laparoscopic surgery simulators by assessing the transfer of skills learned on simulators to closely matched surgical tasks in the animal(More)
BACKGROUND To compare laparoscopic onlay hernia repair with conventional surgery, 61 patients were randomized to either open or laparoscopic surgery. METHODS Traditional repairs were done according to the surgeons' preference. Laparoscopic repairs utilized a modified onlay technique with a meshed prototype prosthesis. RESULTS Mean operative time was(More)
BACKGROUND Concerns about port site metastases have limited the application of minimally invasive surgery for intra-abdominal malignancies. The purpose of this review article was to summarize the current literature regarding port site metastases. METHODS A Medline search identified >100 articles in English published during the last 15 years regarding the(More)
Background: This study was undertaken to determine if patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy may be discharged home 4 h postoperatively with similar outcomes as patients admitted overnight. Methods: Patients were randomized to an outpatient group (OP), consisting of patients who were discharged after a 4-h stay in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) is a widely performed bariatric operation. Preoperative factors that predict successful outcomes are currently being studied. The goal of this study was to determine if preoperative weight loss was associated with positive outcomes in patients undergoing LRYGBP. METHODS A retrospective analysis was(More)