Ricardo Vitor Cohen

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OBJECTIVE Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) ameliorates type 2 diabetes in severely obese patients through mechanisms beyond just weight loss, and it may benefit less obese diabetic patients. We determined the long-term impact of RYGB on patients with diabetes and only class I obesity. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Sixty-six consecutively selected diabetic(More)
Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias follows some principles that have already proven its efficiency, as a posterior approach and the prosthetic repair that allows a "tension-free" repair with consequent early return to work and low recurrence rate. To determine the most appropriate laparoscopic repair, we compared the transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP)(More)
BACKGROUND Bariatric surgery frequently results in the resolution of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). One of the many factors that could explain such findings is the duodenal exclusion of the alimentary tract. To test this hypothesis, a surgical model that induces glycemic control without significant weight loss would be ideal. In the present study, we(More)
Since the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed in 1987 [1], surgeons have been concerned about complications and problems related to laparoscopy itself. One of those problems is not retrieving gallstones in free peritoneal cavity during the operation or while the gallbladder is extracted through the minimal skin incisions. Questions appeared(More)
Bariatric surgery is growing worldwide. An increasing number of patients will require revisional procedures because of inadequate weight control, complications, or loss of quality of life. From August 1999 to September 2003, 62 patients were submitted to laparoscopic revisional surgery. The primary operations consisted of laparoscopic adjustable gastric(More)
CONTEXT The duodenal-jejunal bypass liner (DJBL) is a device that mimics the intestinal portion of gastric bypass surgery and has been shown to improve glucose metabolism rapidly in obese subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). OBJECTIVE To assess the safety of the DJBL and to evaluate its potential to affect glycemic control beneficially in subjects with(More)
The world of surgical laparoscopy is evolving. Laparoscopic prosthetic inguinal hernia repair is gaining rapid and wide acceptance. This experience consisted of 144 hernia repairs in 105 patients (40 bilateral, 31 recurrent, and 33 unilateral nonrecurrent hernias), treated through an extraperitoneal laparoscopic repair. When compared with transabdominal(More)
BACKGROUND Super-obese patients can achieve adequate weight loss with long limb Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). These patients, however, might need longer intestinal limbs to control co-morbidities such as type 2 diabetes, lipid disorders, hypertension, sleep apnea, and gastroesophageal reflux disorder. METHODS A total of 105 patients with a body mass(More)
Gastric bypass surgery causes resolution of type 2 diabetes (T2DM), which has led to the hypothesis that upper gastrointestinal (UGI) tract diversion, itself, improves glycemic control. The purpose of this study was to determine whether UGI tract bypass without gastric exclusion has therapeutic effects in patients with T2DM. We performed a prospective trial(More)