Scott Quy Nguyen

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Restoration of intestinal continuity after Hartmann’s procedure has traditionally required laparotomy. This study compares our experience with laparoscopic and open reversal of Hartmann’s procedure. All laparoscopic and open Hartmann’s reversal procedures performed between January 1998 and June 2006 were reviewed. Patients with laparoscopic reversal were(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Mesh fixation in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair typically involves the use of tacks, transabdominal permanent sutures, or both of these. We compared postoperative pain after repair with either of these 2 methods. METHODS Patients undergoing laparoscopic ventral hernia repair at the Mount Sinai Medical Center were(More)
Surgery remains the standard for nonmetastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). Laparoscopic surgery should be considered for these tumors as their biologic behavior lends them to curative resection without requiring large margins or extensive lymphadenectomies. A retrospective review was performed of patients who underwent laparoscopic treatment of(More)
Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is an unusual finding that can exist in a benign setting but can indicate ischemic bowel and the need for surgical intervention. We present a series of cases of PI in adults to illustrate factors associated with death and surgical intervention. We reviewed the radiology database of the Mount Sinai Medical Center for cases of PI(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Patients with cirrhosis have an increased risk of complications during surgery that is relative to the severity of liver disease; it is a challenge to determine which patients are the best candidates for surgery. We performed a hospital-based study to identify factors that might facilitate selection of operative candidates and guide their(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate laparoscopic versus open surgery for suspected appendicitis during pregnancy. A hospital-based retrospective review of 65 consecutive pregnant patients who underwent surgery for suspected appendicitis from 1999 to 2008 was performed. Significance was determined by Pearson’s χ2 test, Fisher’s exact test, Mann–Whitney(More)
We present the case of a 52-year-old female with recurrent symptomatic ascending colon diverticulitis who ultimately underwent elective laparoscopic right hemicolectomy. The following is a case report and literature review pertaining to right colonic diverticular disease.
OBJECTIVE To assess anastomotic leak (AL) risk factors in a large patient series. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING The Mount Sinai Hospital. PATIENTS Ninety patients with AL following colorectal resection and 180 patients who underwent uncomplicated procedures. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Risk factors associated with development of AL. RESULTS The AL(More)
INTRODUCTION The optimal method of umbilical hernia repair (UHR) in the obese population, laparoscopic vs open, is not standardized. The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal surgical option for UHR in the obese population. METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted on 123 obese patients (body mass index [BMI] >30) who underwent UHR(More)
Iatrogenic splenic injury requiring splenectomy is a well-recognized and potentially serious complication of colon resection. Iatrogenic splenectomy is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, including bleeding and the postsplenectomy sepsis syndrome. Our study aims to compare the incidence of iatrogenic splenectomy in laparoscopic colon(More)