Surgical Endoscopy

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List of Papers (Total 871)

Long-term results of laparoscopic versus open intraperitoneal onlay mesh incisional hernia repair: a propensity score-matched analysis

BackgroundIntraperitoneal onlay mesh repair (IPOM) of incisional hernia is performed by laparoscopic and open access. The aim of the present study is to compare open versus laparoscopic surgery specifically using an IPOM technique for incisional hernia repair.MethodsA propensity score-matched observational single center study of patients that underwent IPOM between 2004 and 2015...

Methylene blue fluorescence of the ureter during colorectal surgery

BackgroundIatrogenic ureteric injury is a serious complication of colorectal surgery. Incidence is estimated to be between 0.3 and 1.5%. Of all ureteric injuries, 9% occur during colorectal procedures. Ureteric stents are utilised as a method to reduce the risk of injury; however, these are not without risk and do not guarantee prevention of injury. Fluorescence is a safe and...

Operative technique in robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy (RPD) at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC): 17 steps standardized technique

BackgroundMinimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy (MIPD) was introduced in the attempt to improve the outcomes of the open approach. Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) was first reported by Gagner and Pomp (Surg Endosc 8:408–410, 1994). Unfortunately, due to its complexity and technical demand, LPD never reached widespread popularity. Since it was first performed by P...

Variation in laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery across England: a 5-year review

BackgroundLaparoscopic anti-reflux surgery (LARS) remains central to the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease but the scale and variation in provision in England is unknown. The aims of this study were firstly to examine the processes and outcomes of anti-reflux surgery in England and compare them to national guidelines and secondly to explore potential variations in...

Self-dilation for therapy-resistant benign esophageal strictures: towards a systematic approach

BackgroundPatients with therapy-resistant benign esophageal strictures (TRBES) suffer from chronic dysphagia and generally require repeated endoscopic dilations. For selected patients, esophageal self-dilation may improve patient’s autonomy and reduce the number of endoscopic dilations. We evaluated the clinical course and outcomes of patients who started esophageal self-dilation...