This study describes complications of laparoscopic hemihepatectomy at a single medical center and estimates the number of procedures after which they leveled off or declined.
This Viewpoint discusses the differences between 3-dimensional robotic surgery and conventional 2-dimensional laparoscopic surgery.
This review of Pediatric Surgery Board recertification case log data describes the demographic characteristics and operative experiences of practicing pediatric surgeons.
This nationwide retrospective cohort study describes patterns of episodes of diverticulitis before surgery and factors associated with earlier interventions using inpatient, outpatient, and antibiotic prescription claims.
This study examines prefrontal responses of surgeons of varying experience levels during a suturing drill to evaluate laparoscopic surgery skills.
This review discusses the difficulties associated with diagnosis and treatment of median arcuate ligament syndrome and provides an algorithm to guide workup and intervention.
This study hypothesizes that safe and reasonable outcomes can be achieved when single-port laparoscopy is used before a right hemicolectomy for obese patients.
This interrupted time series with comparison series study reports that laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass were associated with flattened total health care cost trajectories but Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients experienced lower total and prescription costs by 3 years postsurgery.
This retrospective multivariate regression analysis shows that laparoscopic colectomy results in a significant reduction in health care costs and utilization in the short- and long-term postoperative periods.
This analysis of data from an ongoing prospective trial determines that laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hernia results in excellent long-term quality of life (QOL). See also the invited commentary by Oleynikov.
This randomized clinical trial reports that in patients with a body mass index of 50 to 60 kg/m2, duodenal switch resulted in greater weight loss and greater improvements in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose 5 years after surgery compared with gastric bypass while improvements in health-related quality of life were similar.
This systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrates that subtotal cholecystectomy is an important tool for use in difficult gallbladders and achieves morbidity rates comparable to those reported for total cholecystectomy in simple cases.
This retrospective cohort study found that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass resulted in greater weight loss than adjustable gastric banding but a higher risk of short-term complications and long-term subsequent hospitalizations. See also the Invited Commentary by Dimick and Finks.
This retrospective review provides evidence that laparoscopic duodenojejunostomy is safe and effective for duodenal obstruction from superior mesenteric artery syndrome.
Geltzeiler and colleagues determine if favorable results could be reproduced in a community hospital setting using their enhanced recovery after surgery program.