Panagiotis Alfaras

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is increasingly being used as an appropriate early treatment in patients with cholecystitis. This study evaluated the safety, effectiveness, and complications of LC in all cases of acute cholecystitis. METHODS A retrospective study involved the patients who underwent LC for acute cholecystitis(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding has become the most popular procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity in Europe. The objectives of this series are to report the results of the 4-year experience of a single surgeon and to define the learning curve. METHODS A retrospective review of 156 patients who underwent(More)
A 58-year-old man presented with pain in the left lower abdomen. His past medical history was significant for diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon. Abdominal computed tomography scan showed stricture in the ascending colon and diverticulosis. Colonoscopy revealed a mass (Fig. 1) in the ascending colon. Pathology showed medullary (solid, poorly(More)
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