Robert B. Lim

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BACKGROUND Recently, single-incision laparoscopic surgery has begun to develop as an extension of standard laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures. However, there have been a limited number of reports of single-incision procedures in colorectal disease. PURPOSE The aim of this study is to describe our initial experience with single-incision(More)
Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy is associated with high morbidity and mortality. NOTES tumor enucleation may provide an alternative to laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy. The goal of this study was to determine the feasibility of NOTES tumor creation and enucleation as a multidisciplinary approach. A linear-array endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) endoscope was(More)
eight loss surgery (WLS) has had a tumultuous history. The initial perations performed 5 decades ago had questionable weight loss, carried nacceptably high risks, and had unknown long-term health benefits. For any years, WLS was the option of last resort and only for the most xtremely debilitated patients. But things have changed, and dramatically so.(More)
The authors describe a small series of obese patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who underwent a sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and a fundoplication, in this case the Rosetti variety. The authors demonstrate that their procedure is safe and is effective in reducing GERD in patients with either esophagitis seen on Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)(More)
Hibernomas are benign soft tissue tumors containing prominent brown adipocytes that resemble normal brown fat. Hibernomas have not been associated with malignant potential; however, they are similar in clinical presentation to malignant tumors like liposarcomas. This article describes the clinical, radiographic, and histologic features of a patient with a(More)
Open inguinal hernia repair is felt to be a less expensive operation than a laparoscopic one. Performing open repair on patients with an obese body mass index (BMI) results in longer operative times, longer hospital stay, and complications that will potentially impose higher cost to the facility and patient. This study aims to define the ideal BMI at which(More)