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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy using a novel single-incision surgical platform through a standard 15mm trocar: initial experience and technical details.
Surg Endosc
PUBLISHED: 08-23-2014
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Single-incision minimally invasive surgery has previously been associated with incisions 2.0-3.0 cm in length. We present a novel single-incision surgical platform compatible for insertion through a standard 15-mm trocar. The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of the platform.
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Magnetic lower esophageal sphincter augmentation device removal.
Surg Endosc
PUBLISHED: 08-14-2014
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Implantation of a magnetic lower esophageal sphincter augmentation device is now an alternative to fundoplication in the surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Although successful management of GERD has been reported following placement of the device, there are instances when device removal is needed. The details of the technique for laparoscopic magnetic lower esophageal sphincter device removal are presented to assist surgeons should device removal become necessary.
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Foramen of Winslow hernia: a minimally invasive approach.
Surg Endosc
PUBLISHED: 07-11-2014
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Hernias through the foramen of Winslow comprise 8 % of all internal hernias and the majority contain incarcerated bowel. Clinical signs are often non-specific and delay in diagnosis associated with a mortality rate that approaches 50 %. Management is urgent surgical reduction with bowel decompression and resection of devitalized bowel. A foramen of Winslow hernia (FWH) has traditionally been managed via an exploratory laparotomy incision and the vast majority of cases describe an open approach. We describe a minimally invasive approach to the management of an incarcerated FWH requiring decompression and bowel resection.
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Laparo-endoscopic transgastric resection of gastric submucosal tumors.
Surg Endosc
PUBLISHED: 03-03-2014
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Laparoscopic and endoluminal surgical techniques have evolved and allowed improvements in the methods for treating benign and malignant gastrointestinal diseases. To date, only case reports have been reported on the application of a laparo-endoscopic approach for resecting gastric submucosal tumors (SMT). In this study, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and oncologic outcomes of a laparo-endoscopic transgastric approach to resect tumors that would traditionally require either a laparoscopic or open surgical approach. Herein, we present the largest single institution series utilizing this technique for the resection of gastric SMT in North America.
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Reoperation rates after laparoscopic fundoplication.
Surg Endosc
PUBLISHED: 02-06-2014
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Current literature on redo antireflux surgery has limitations due to small sample size or single center experiences. This study aims to evaluate the reoperation rate of laparoscopic fundoplication in a large population database.
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Outcomes of robotic-assisted transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiation.
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A
PUBLISHED: 01-08-2014
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We previously reported our experience performing robotic-assisted transhiatal esophagectomy (RATE) in patients with early-stage esophageal cancer who had had no preoperative treatment. The purpose of this report was to determine if RATE could be performed safely with good outcomes for esophageal cancer in a more recent series of patients, the majority of whom were treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation.
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Transanal minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant rectal neoplasia.
Am. J. Surg.
PUBLISHED: 01-05-2014
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Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS), an alternative technique to transanal endoscopic microsurgery, was developed in 2009. Herein, we describe our initial experience using TAMIS for benign and malignant rectal neoplasia.
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Transvaginal organ extraction: potential for broad clinical application.
Surg Endosc
PUBLISHED: 04-21-2013
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Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery procedures have evolved over the past few years. A transvaginal approach is a promising alternative for intraperitoneal procedures. Our objective was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of transvaginal organ extraction.
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Screening pre-bariatric surgery patients for esophageal disease with esophageal capsule endoscopy.
World J. Gastroenterol.
PUBLISHED: 04-08-2013
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To determine if esophageal capsule endoscopy (ECE) is an adequate diagnostic alternative to esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) in pre-bariatric surgery patients.
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Transesophageal endoscopic myotomy (TEEM) for the treatment of achalasia: the United States human experience.
Surg Endosc
PUBLISHED: 03-23-2013
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From our early experience with NOTES, our group has acquired familiarity with transesophageal submucosal dissection and myotomy in swine model, which allowed us to perfect a model to perform purely endoscopic transesophageal myotomy (TEEM) for the treatment of achalasia and apply it into clinical practice. This study was designed to assess the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of TEEM in a series of patients with achalasia.
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Broad clinical utilization of NOTES: is it safe?
Surg Endosc
PUBLISHED: 03-12-2013
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Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) has been the focus of several studies as a less invasive alternative to conventional laparoscopy to access and treat intracavitary organs. For the last 5 years, much has been accomplished with animal studies, yet the clinical utilization of this novel technique is still modest. After 2 years of experience in the laboratory, we started our clinical experience. We report our experience with clinical utilization of NOTES procedures from 2007 to 2010.
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Stoma size critical to 12-month outcomes in endoscopic suturing for gastric bypass repair.
Surg Obes Relat Dis
PUBLISHED: 01-05-2011
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Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is the most frequently performed bariatric procedure. However, weight regain after RYGB is common and often associated with pouch and stoma dilation. Historically, revision surgery has a greater risk of morbidity and mortality than the primary procedure. Endoscopic repair appears to be a safer option; however, current knowledge is limited regarding the longer term outcomes. Our objective was to prospectively collect the 12-month post-RYGB outcomes data after repair of dilated gastric tissue with an incisionless tissue approximation system in an open-label, single-group study at 9 U.S. sites.
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Robotic single-incision transabdominal and transvaginal surgery: initial experience with intersecting robotic arms.
Int J Med Robot
PUBLISHED: 09-03-2010
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Single-incision laparoscopic and natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) are technically challenging methods. Robotics might have the potential to overcome such hurdles with computer technology.
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Morbid obesity with achalasia: a surgical challenge.
Obes Surg
PUBLISHED: 04-08-2010
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Achalasia is a relatively rare medical condition that is classically not associated with obesity. The surgical treatment of a simultaneous occurrence of these two diseases requires careful consideration, and only a few reports can be found in the literature combining a Heller myotomy with gastric bypass, duodenal switch, or gastric banding. We report the case of a 69-year-old female patient with early achalasia and obesity who underwent simultaneous laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection and robotic Heller myotomy. No intra- or postoperative complications occurred. A follow-up at 6 weeks showed a significant weight loss and resolved symptoms of achalasia. The case illustrates that a simultaneous gastric sleeve resection and robotic Heller myotomy might be an option for the treatment of concurrent obesity and achalasia.
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Video. Magnetic retraction for NOTES transvaginal cholecystectomy.
Surg Endosc
PUBLISHED: 02-23-2010
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Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) has the potential to decrease the burden of an operation on a patient. Limitations of the endoscopic platform require innovative solutions to provide retraction and create an operation comparable with the gold standard, laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
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Incisionless revision of post-Roux-en-Y bypass stomal and pouch dilation: multicenter registry results.
Surg Obes Relat Dis
PUBLISHED: 02-13-2010
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Surgical revision for weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) has been tempered by the high complication rates associated with standard approaches. Endoluminal revision of stoma and pouch dilation should intuitively confer a better risk profile. However, questions of clinical safety, durability, and weight loss need to be answered. We report our multicenter intraoperative experience and postoperative follow-up to date using the Incisionless Operating Platform for this patient subset.
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Clinical experience with a multifunctional, flexible surgery system for endolumenal, single-port, and NOTES procedures.
Surg Endosc
PUBLISHED: 01-20-2010
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Single-port and incisionless surgical approaches hold the promise of fewer complications, reduced pain, faster recovery, and improved cosmesis compared with traditional open or laparoscopic approaches. The ability to select an access approach (i.e., endolumenal, single-port, transvaginal, or transgastric) with one platform may be important to optimization of individual patient results. The authors report their results using these four separate surgical approaches tailored to three different therapeutic procedures, all with the use of a single flexible platform, the Incisionless Operating Platform (IOP).
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Transrectal endoscopic retrorectal access (TERA): a novel NOTES approach to the peritoneal cavity.
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A
PUBLISHED: 09-01-2009
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As the field of natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) expands, new access sites are being investigated. One access site to the peritoneal cavity, which has not been the subject of much investigation, is transrectal access. The aim of this article is to describe a new method to peritoneal access: transrectal endoscopic retrorectal access (TERA).
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Supra-pubic single incision cholecystectomy.
J. Gastrointest. Surg.
PUBLISHED: 06-08-2009
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Surgery is moving towards less invasive and cosmetically superior approaches such as single incision laparoscopy (SIL). While trans-umbilical SIL is gaining popularity, incisions may lead to post-operative deformations of the umbilicus and the possibility of an increased rate of incisional hernias. Access within the pubic hairline allows preservation of the umbilicus and results in a scar which is concealed within the pubic hair.
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Video. NOTES: transvaginal cholecystectomy with assisting articulating instruments.
Surg Endosc
PUBLISHED: 03-13-2009
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Transvaginal cholecystectomy has been performed at several institutions using hybrid natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) techniques.
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Natural orifice surgery: initial clinical experience.
Surg Endosc
PUBLISHED: 02-11-2009
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Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) has moved quickly from preclinical investigation to clinical implementation. However, several major technical problems limit clinical NOTES including safe access, retraction and dissection of the gallbladder, and clipping of key structures. This study aimed to identify challenges and develop solutions for NOTES during the initial clinical experience.
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Initial experience with an innovative endoscopic clipping system.
Surg Technol Int
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There are few options for the treatment of fistulas, leaks, and perforations endoscopically. Here we describe our experience with an endoscopic clipping system. A retrospective review of all cases using the Over-The-Scope-Clip system (Ovesco Endoscopy AG, Tuebingen, Germany) was performed. The system was utilized in ten patients with gastrointestinal surgical complications. Four patients had gastric leaks following sleeve gastrectomy, one had a post-operative colonic leak, two had gastro-gastric fistulas following gastric bypass, and three had esophageal perforations. Two leak patients had complete resolution, one had a contained leak following clip placement that was clinically insignificant, and the fourth patient had a persistent leak despite two clipping procedures. Two patients had gastro-gastric fistulas following roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and, while they both had initial success, the fistulas recurred. One patient presented with anastomotic leak following colon resection but the system was unable to reach the treatment site. Three patients were successfully treated for esophageal perforation. There were no complications. This over-the-scope endoscopic clip system is simple to use, safe, and successful in approximating tissue to treat traditionally difficult surgical complications. Further experience and longer follow-up are needed to assess its indications as related to defect size and location.
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eTAMIS: endoscopic visualization for transanal minimally invasive surgery.
Surg Endosc
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Transanal endoscopic microsurgical (TEM) resection is associated with improved outcomes compared to transanal excision of rectal lesions. However, TEM equipment requires additional operative setup time, and tumor location dictates patient positioning. In 2010, Drs. Attallah, Albert, and Larach developed an alternative technique, transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS). Herein, we describe our novel experience using endoscopic visualization to perform TAMIS (eTAMIS) to remove a large rectal polyp.
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Transgastric large-organ extraction: the initial human experience.
Surg Endosc
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In laparoscopy, it often is the case that port sites are enlarged for specimen extraction. This leads to higher risk of trocar site complications, such as infection or incisional hernia. Natural orifice surgery (NOTES) is beneficial for minimizing these complications, and this is emphasized when the extracted specimen is of large volume. We have been using transgastric technique for appendectomy, cholecystectomy, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). Of these transgastric operations, we focus on the one with relatively large-organ extraction: LSG with transoral remnant extraction (TORE). We describe the details and feasibility of this procedure and compare the outcomes to conventional LSG.
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NOTES transvaginal hybrid cholecystectomy: the United States human experience.
Surg Endosc
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"Pure" NOTES and "hybrid" NOTES procedures have gained popularity during the past few years. However, most of these published series have been documented outside the United States.
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