Disparities in Access to Bariatric Surgery in Texas 2013-2017.
Conclusions: There are disparities to access for bariatric surgery in Texas. Blacks have the greatest access followed by whites. Hispanics have the lowest procedure rate per population. PMID: 32425480 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - May 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Challenges to Intraoperative Evaluation of Endometrial Cancer.
Conclusion: We conclude the Mayo Clinic Criteria cannot be universally adopted until all four criteria can be validated through a prospective study that includes institutions that have variable resources. PMID: 32425481 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - May 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Gall Bladder Empyema: Early Cholecystectomy during the Index Admission Improves Outcomes.
Conclusion: Surgical management of empyema should be offered as soon as possible after admission as with any acute cholecystitis. Surgery carried out after 72 h of admission is only associated with longer hospital stay but no statistically significant differences in other outcome parameters. In the presence of specialist expertise, fitness for surgery should be the determining factor of whether or not to offer surgery to these patients, regardless of the interval since their admission. PMID: 32425482 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - May 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Neural Monitoring for Robotic Abdominal Wall Reconstruction.
Conclusion: Incorporation of neurophysiological monitoring in robotic surgery is feasible and may lead to the prevention and reduction in positioning-related injuries. PMID: 32327919 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - April 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Novel Application of the EK Glove Port for Single-Incision Diverting Sigmoid Loop Colostomy in Advanced Rectal Cancer.
Conclusion: Single-port laparoscopic diverting sigmoid loop colostomy utilizing an EK glove port is a novel, technically simple, safe, and cost-effective procedure, especially applicable to patients with obstructing rectal cancer who receive care in a low resource environment. PMID: 32273670 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - April 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Stepwise Simulation Course Design Model: Survey Results from 16 Centers.
Conclusion: Respondents find the stepwise model and its worksheet user friendly and helpful in developing simulation curricula of high educational standards. Future studies should include larger sample size, objective measures of impact, and longer-term follow-up. PMID: 32273671 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - April 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Re: JSLS. 2018;22(4):1-9. Prediction of Success Following Laparoscopic Splenectomy for Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Seems Still so far from to be Understood.
Authors: Rosario V PMID: 32273672 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - April 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Re: JSLS. 2015;19:e2013.00272. Late Results after Splenectomy in Adult Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.
Authors: Lázár G PMID: 32273673 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - April 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair.
Authors: Olmi S, Uccelli M, Cesana GC, Oldani A, Giorgi R, De Carli SM, Ciccarese F, Villa R Abstract Background and Objectives: The aim of this retrospective monocentric study was to evaluate results and recurrence rate with long-term follow-up after laparoscopic incisional/ventral hernia repair. Methods: This was a retrospective, single-center, observational trial, collecting data from patients who underwent laparoscopic incisional/ventral abdominal hernia repair using the open intraperitoneal onlay mesh technique and a single mesh type. All patients signed an informed consent form before surgery. Results...
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - April 10, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

New Peritoneal Traction Device for Laparoscopic Paraaortic Lymphadenectomy.
This study examines the utility and safety of using the Laptraction to achieve peritoneal traction during laparoscopic transperitoneal paraaortic lymphadenectomy (as part of comprehensive staging surgery) in seven endometrial cancer patients. Results: Peritoneal traction was successfully and safely achieved using the Laptraction in all cases, without causing any complications. In all cases, time to deploy Laptraction was
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - April 10, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Robotic Fundoplication for Large Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernias.
Conclusions: The success of robotic fundoplication depends on adhering to a few important technical principles. In our experience, the robotic surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease with large paraesophageal hernias may afford the surgeon increased dexterity and is feasible with comparable outcomes compared with traditional laparoscopic approaches. PMID: 32206010 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - March 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Negative Patient Experiences with Essure Sterilization.
The objective of the study was to identify factors associated with negative patient experiences with Essure. Design: This was a retrospective cohort study and follow-up survey. Setting: The study was conducted in an academic setting. Patients: Patients included women who had an Essure placed between 2002 and 2017. Methods: The hospitals' database was queried to identify subjects and charts were reviewed to confirm medical information. Subjects were invited by mail, e-mail, or phone call to participate a survey regarding symptoms and satisfaction with Essure. A comparison was made between women who reported ...
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - March 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

A New Silicon Sling Device for Traction During Robotic Gynecologic Surgery.
Conclusions: We have developed a novel device, VESOPASTA, which can be used for organ traction during robotic surgery. This new device allows easy ureteral traction, facilitate the identification of ureter and prevent ureteral injuries during robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical hysterectomy. PMID: 32161433 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - March 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Is it time to call for improvement in surgical techniques for minimally invasive radical hysterectomy?
Authors: Chuang L, Koirala P, Nezhat F PMID: 32161434 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - March 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Clip as Nidus for Choledocholithiasis after Cholecystectomy-Literature Review.
Conclusion: We found that the harmonic scalpel is a reasonable alternative with minimal complications but is however limited by cost. Electrosurgical vessel-sealing, ultrasonic shears, absorbable sutures such as endoloops (PDS), and polymer clips as well absorbable magnesium-calcium-zinc alloy clip are discussed. PMID: 32161435 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - March 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Gasless Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy with New Abdominal-Wall Retraction System.
Conclusion: Our new abdominal-wall retraction system for gasless TLH allowed for easy setup and a proper operation field in the performance of laparoscopic hysterectomy. PMID: 32161436 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - March 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

O-Ring Protector in Prevention of SSIs in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.
Conclusions: SSIs infections rates were significantly higher in patients in which an O-ring retractor device was not used. This study suggests that the use of a wound protector device can be considered for routine use in elective colorectal surgery. PMID: 31892788 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - January 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Single-Incision Hysterectomy Outcomes With and Without Robotic Assistance.
Authors: Zhang Y, Kohn JR, Guan X Abstract Objective: To evaluate the differences in operative time and postoperative complications for total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) performed using conventional laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) versus a robotic-assisted LESS approach. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted of all cases of conventional LESS TLH (n = 47) and robotic LESS TLH (n = 129) for benign gynecologic conditions performed from November 2014 to October 2017. Patient characteristics, operative time for hysterectomy, estimated blood loss, duration of hospitalization, and short-term pos...
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - January 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

A Standardized Robotic Training Curriculum in a General Surgery Program.
We examined data from 6 residents who had at least 5 Global Evaluative Assessment of Robotic Skills assessments completed. Correlation coefficient scores showed a positive correlation ranging from 0.476 to 0.862 for average skills and 0.334 to 0.866 for overall performance scores. Discussion: The preliminary results suggest an improvement of resident robotic surgical skills through tailored education. This curriculum is designed to enhance robotic general surgery education that could potentially produce general surgeons able to operate robotically without needing a robotic/MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgery) fellowship. ...
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - January 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Cosmesis and Patient Satisfaction Following Laparoscopic Adnexal Surgery.
Conclusions: Because the long-term patient satisfaction with and cosmetic wound outcomes of LESS were not significantly different from those achieved by OTPL, surgeons should consider performing LESS after weighing the pros and cons with regard to the patient's condition. PMID: 31832010 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - December 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Chemicals in Surgical Smoke and the Efficiency of Built-in-Filter Ports.
Conclusions: Surgical smoke in minimally invasive gynecologic procedures contains several hazardous hydrocarbons including formaldehyde. Built-in-filter ports have the potential to reduce the exposure of surgical smoke to surgeons and operating room personnel; nevertheless, development of built-in-filter ports is necessary to improve the filtering efficiency for highly concentrated formaldehydes. PMID: 31787836 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - December 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Experience With Transitioning From Laparoscopic to Robotic Right Colectomy.
Conclusions: This study suggests that the transition from the right laparoscopic colectomy with extracorporeal anastomosis to the robot-assisted right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis when performed by a surgeon with experience in laparoscopic colorectal surgery may not entail any increase on the morbidity rate or reduce the oncologic quality of the resection. PMID: 31787837 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - December 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach.
Conclusion: TOETVA represents the latest remote-access endoscopic technique for the excision of the thyroid gland. TOETVA is being performed at various international institutions and multiple hospitals in the United States. PMID: 31719772 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - November 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation After Gastric Surgery.
Conclusions: MSA is a safe, simple, and standardized antireflux procedure. It is also feasible in patients with refractory GERD following gastric/bariatric surgery. Further prospective and comparative studies are needed to validate the preliminary clinical experience in this subset of patients. PMID: 31624454 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - October 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Endometriosis Malignant Transformation Review: Rhabdomyosarcoma Arising From an Endometrioma.
Discussion: The incidence of rhabdomyosarcoma arising from endometriosis is exceedingly rare. The accuracy of diagnosing endometriosis and ruling out neoplasm requires coordinated efforts of a multidisciplinary team, involving radiologists, pathologists, oncologists, and gynecologic surgeons. PMID: 31624455 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - October 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

A Safe and Effective Technique of Paraesophageal Hernia Reduction Using Combined Laparoscopy and Nonsutured PEG Gastropexy in High-Risk Patients.
Conclusion: A combination of laparoscopic reduction and nonsutured PEG gastropexy is a safe and effective alternative treatment for high-risk patients (with significant morbidity and mortality) with symptomatic PHs. Most patients (80%) returned to normal oral intake postprocedure and were discharged home within 3 d. PMID: 31624456 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - October 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

LESS with Suture Suspension for Early-Stage Adnexa Cancer Staging.
Conclusion: Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery may be a feasible and safe technique for staging early-stage ovarian/tubal cancer. This approach has some advantages included providing easier access to the upper abdominal regions when performing high-level infrarenal para-aortic lymphadenectomy; the 2-cm elastic incision favors fast specimen extraction and colpotomy are avoided. However, the long-term oncologic outcomes need to be further investigated. PMID: 31595144 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - October 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Single-Port Versus Traditional Multi-Port Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.
Conclusion: SPLC has shown relevant procedure and postoperative outcomes when compared to traditional 4PLC. The technique has proved to be promising even in cases of acute cholecystitis considered to date a relative contraindication. Further studies are needed to confirm its safety and feasibility in this setting. In contrast with the current evidence of increased costs for the single-port technique, a reduction of material and hospitalization costs was experienced in our study. PMID: 31488940 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - September 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Utilization of Laparoscopic Colon Surgery in the Texas Inpatient Public Use Data File (PUDF).
Conclusions: LC accounted for only 36.8% of all colectomies performed in Texas between 2013-14. OC costs twice as much as LC and increased the length of stay by nearly 4 d. LC and RAC are both associated with significantly less cost and length of stay for patients undergoing surgery, while lowering perioperative complications. Disclosures: None of the authors have any relevant disclosures. PMID: 31488941 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - September 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Two-Step Office-Based Hysteroscopic Operation for Submucosal Myoma.
Conclusions: The trial with this 2-step operation was very useful for the removal of type 0 submucosal myoma in an outpatient clinic. PMID: 31488942 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - September 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Training Opportunities in an Emergency Biliary Service.
Conclusions: Surgical training is possible in a singlesession biliary emergency service without significantly impacting theatre utilization times or early patient outcomes. Further dedicated studies will allow individual learning curves to be determined. PMID: 31488943 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - September 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Results of Laparotomy and Laparoscopy for Perforated Colonic Diverticulitis.
This study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the postoperative mortality rate in patients undergoing surgery for perforated diverticulitis. Further, we compared the recovery courses of patients between open and laparoscopic surgeries. Methods: We analyzed the medical records of adult patients with peritonitis caused by perforated diverticulitis from six hospitals of Hallym University Medical Center from January 2006 to December 2016. Results: A total of 166 patients were identified. In the univariate analysis, the statistically significant factors associated with postoperative mortality were age ≥ 60 ye...
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - August 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Inadvertent Perforation of a Gravid Uterus During Laparoscopy.
Conclusion: Surgical planning of the gravid patient undergoing laparoscopic surgery should include demarcation of the most superior aspect of the uterine fundus, either via physical examination or, if not conclusive, via preoperative or intraoperative ultrasound. PMID: 31427852 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - August 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Thoracic Endometriosis Syndrome: A Review of Diagnosis and Management.
Conclusion: TES can produce incapacitating symptoms for some patients. Symptoms of TES are nonspecific, so a high degree of clinical suspicion is warranted. Medical management represents the first-line treatment approach. When this fails or is contraindicated, definitive surgical treatment for cases of suspected TES uses a combined video laparoscopy performed by a gynecologic surgeon and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery performed by a thoracic surgeon. Postoperative hormonal suppression may further reduce disease recurrence. PMID: 31427853 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - August 22, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

GnRHa Before Single-Port Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in a Large Barrel-Shaped Uterus.
Conclusions: GnRHa pretreatment in patients with a large barrel-shaped uterus during SPH is feasible with shortened operative time. However, the higher complication rates in these patients suggest that a weight-reduced barrel-shaped uterus that is achieved with GnRHa treatment could still be difficult and should be handled in cautious. PMID: 31341378 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - July 27, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Vaginal Cuff Dehiscence After Endometriosis Surgery.
Conclusion: Women with endometriosis might be prone to develop vaginal cuff dehiscence, not because of the endometriosis itself but because of a combination of patient-specific factors present in women with endometriosis. Surgeons treating women with endometriosis should be aware of this. PMID: 31341379 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - July 27, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Pseudovascular Invasion: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Endometrial Cancer.
Conclusion: The use of a uterine manipulator does not appear to increase the rate of pseudovascular invasion in our limited data set. Misdiagnosis of pseudovascular invasion as LVSI can result in risk migration of patients with potential for harm from unwarranted adjuvant therapy. PMID: 31285650 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - July 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

The Inflammatory Response to Surgery in Sickle Cell Disease Patients Undergoing Cholecystectomy.
Conclusion: This exploratory study found an enhanced inflammatory response to cholecystectomy in patients with SCA compared with patients with HbAA. Minimally invasive surgical strategies for this patient group may help to mediate this response. PMID: 31285651 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - July 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Emergent Repair of Paraesophageal Hernias and the Argument for Elective Repair.
Conclusion: Patients who had their hernias repaired emergently experienced complications at similar rates as those of elective patients with advanced age or comorbid conditions as demonstrated by the propensity analysis. The authors therefore recommend evaluation of all paraesophageal hernias for elective repair, especially in younger patients who are otherwise good operative candidates. PMID: 31285652 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - July 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

The Role of Deconstructive Teaching in the Training of Laparoscopy.
Conclusion: Peyton's 4-step approach seemed to be superior for teaching laparoscopic skills to obstetrics and gynecology residents in the skills-lab setting and can be therefore proposed for training curricula. PMID: 31285653 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - July 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Systemic Laparoscopic Para-Aortic Lymphadenectomy to the Left Renal Vein.
Conclusion: It is feasible and efficient to perform LPAL to the left renal vein level for women with gynecologic malignancies by well-trained gynecologic oncology surgeons according to our suggested standard surgical boundary. PMID: 31223225 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - June 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Ureterolithotomy vs Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy for Large Ureteral Stones.
Conclusion: This study demonstrates that TLU is an effective and safe procedure to treat large impacted upper ureteral stones. When compared to UL-RIRS, TLU showed equivalent efficacy and safety, though there were failed first-line treatments. PMID: 31223226 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - June 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Abdominopexy: Surgery for Vaginal Prolapse.
Conclusion: Laparoscopic abdominopexy is a quick, safe, and reproducible surgical technique with beneficial anatomical and functional results that preserve the pelvic floor anatomy. PMID: 31223227 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - June 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Prognosis in Patients With Gallbladder Edema Misdiagnosed as Cholecystitis.
Conclusion: Careful evaluation of clinical symptoms and imaging findings, especially mesh-like wall thickening on ultrasonography, is necessary in this setting to prevent misdiagnosis and unnecessary cholecystectomy. PMID: 31223228 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - June 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Oncologic Resection in Laparoscopic Versus Robotic Transhiatal Esophagectomy.
Conclusions: Laparoscopic and robot-assisted THEs yield similar perioperative oncologic results including lymph node yield and margin status. In the transition from laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery should be considered oncologically noninferior compared with laparoscopy. PMID: 31148912 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Surgeons' Perspectives on Risk Factors for and Prophylaxis of Trocar Site Hernias: A Multispecialty National Survey.
Authors: Wells A, Germanos GJ, Salemi JL, Mikhail E Abstract Background and Objectives: Although trocar site hernias (TSHs) occur in only 1.5% to 1.8% of all laparoscopic procedures, TSHs can present serious postoperative complications. The purpose of this study was to survey surgeons who are active members of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) to elicit their experiences with TSHs, including fascial closure preferences. Methods: After reviewing the clinical and epidemiological literature to compile relevant questions, an anonymous survey was designed using Qualtrics web-based software. The survey l...
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Surgical Equipment Price Awareness Amongst Obstetrician-Gynecologists.
Conclusion: We found that price-estimate accuracy was very low and had no association with any of the demographics. Also notable was the perception that pricing is not transparent despite a unanimous desire for transparency. Although physicians reported a preference for using less-expensive surgical devices, we conclude that physicians are unequipped to make cost-conscious decisions highlighting a large potential for education. PMID: 31148914 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Single-Port Laparoscopic and Robotic Cholecystectomy in Obesity ( > 25 kg/m2).
Conclusions: SPLC and RSSC could be safely performed in selected patients with high body mass index, showing no significant clinical differences. PMID: 31148915 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Is Useful for Elderly.
Conclusion: We summarized the LAPEG cases performed at our institution for the elderly, and have reported its feasibility and safety. The strongest advantage of LAPEG was that it allowed placement of the PEG without any complication under direct observation of the intraperitoneal cavity to confirm the safety of each organ. PMID: 31148916 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research

Extra-Glissonian Approach for Laparoscopic Liver Right Anterior Sectionectomy.
Conclusion: Totally laparoscopic right anterior sectionectomy using the extraglissonian approach was technically feasible and safe in expert hands. More data are needed to assess the long-term oncological survival outcomes. PMID: 31148917 [PubMed - in process] (Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons)
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research