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BACKGROUND This study aimed to compare the short- and medium-term results obtained by totally laparoscopic right colectomy (TL) with those obtained by laparoscopically assisted right colectomy (LAC) for the treatment of right colon cancer. METHODS A retrospective study compared two nonstatistically different groups (50 TL and 50 LAC cases) managed for(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to analyze retrospectively the authors' preliminary experience using the Da Vinci Intuitive Robotic System for gastric bypass in managing morbid obesity, and to determine its efficacy and safety in relation to other standardized laparoscopic surgical techniques. METHODS From October 2000 to March 2004 the authors performed 146(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric bypass (GBP) is one of the most effective surgical procedures to treat morbid obesity and the related comorbidities. This study aimed at identifying preoperative predictors of successful weight loss and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) remission 1 year after GBP. METHODS Prospective longitudinal study of 771 patients who underwent GBP(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional laparoscopic surgery presents some difficulties for morbidly obese patients due to limited motion of instruments related to a thick abdominal wall, intraabdominal fat, and a large hepatic left lobe, with consequent loss of dexterity and greater musculoskeletal discomfort. Robotic technique could potentially overcome these limitations.(More)
BACKGROUND The laparoscopic repair of non-midline ventral hernia (LNM) has been debated. The aim of this study is to analyze our experience performing the laparoscopic approach to non-midline ventral hernias (NMVHs) in Northwest Italy for 6 years. METHODS A total of 78 patients who underwent LNM between March 2008 and March 2014 in the selected(More)
AIM In the last 20 years the laparoscopic surgery rapidly and successfully diffused for the treatment of benign diseases and recently also for the treatment of malignancy; newerteless, the laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer is still controversial, in relation to extreme difficulty of a radical surgical resection performing with an accurate(More)
OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic incisional and ventral hernia repair (LIVHR) is widely used although its clinical indications are often debated. The aim of this study was to retrospectively describe the experience of our surgical centre in order to establish the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of LIVHR using PARIETEX(™) Composite mesh (Covidien, Mansfield, MA,(More)
The topic chosen by the Board of the Italian Society of Surgery for the 2013 annual Consensus Conference was gastric cancer. With this purpose, under the direction of 2 chairmen, 36 experts nominated by the Regional Societies of Surgery and by the Italian Research Group for Gastric Cancer (GIRCG) participated in an experts consensus exercise, preceded by a(More)