Terisa A. Thomas

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The objective of this study was to examine and characterize limb-threatening lower extremity wound or soft tissue complications after coronary artery bypass (CABG) and determine risk factors for their cause. While minor wound problems of the leg after CABG are not uncommon, serious limb-threatening complications, though less frequent, do occur and are often(More)
BACKGROUND This study illustrates our experience in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) using a new technique for creating the gastro-jejunostomy. METHODS Between April and November 1999, 28 patients underwent LRYGBP. In the first 10 patients the transoral route with endoscopic guidance was utilized for placement of the anvil in the gastric(More)
The only effective treatment for patients with morbid obesity is surgery. Laparoscopic bariatric surgery has become quite popular in attempts to decrease the morbidity associated with laparotomy. In this article, we describe the technical details of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with three different techniques for creating the 15-cc gastric pouch.(More)
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