This Special Communication describes evidence-based guidelines to enhance the appropriate, safe, and effective practice of parathyroidectomy.
This randomized clinical trial validates the safety and efficacy of video-assisted ablation of pilonidal sinus.
This Surgical Innovation discusses the use of endoluminal vacuum therapy for esophageal, gastric, and small intestine leaks or perforations.
This study was designed to calculate the projected cost savings that could be possible with the increased use of minimally invasive surgery in hospitals.
This retrospective review shows that minimally invasive surgery has an increasingly prominent role in contemporary surgical therapy for many common diseases, although the open approach still predominates in all but 5 procedures.
In this retrospective analysis, the technique of locoregional anesthesia, conscious sedation, and exploration via a limited incision was used to perform minimally invasive bilateral exploration in patients who have multigland hyperplasia.
Gandaglia et al evaluate the role of the surgical approach on the risk for surgical site infections (SSIs) in a large cohort of patients undergoing open and minimally invasive surgery. See also the Invited Commentary by Kim and Smaldone.
Loehrer et al evaluate the impact of Massachusetts health care reform on racial disparities in minimally invasive surgery.
Epstein et al examine the impact of standard vs minimally invasive surgery on health care plan spending and workplace absenteeism for 6 types of surgery: coronary revascularization, uterine fibroid resection, prostatectomy, peripheral revascularization, carotid revascularization, and aortic aneurysm repair. In an invited critique, Dimick and Ryan provide commentary.
This prospective study from the Washington State Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program describes the thromboembolic complications and contemporary venous thromboembolism prophylaxis patterns in 16 115 consecutive patients undergoing colorectal surgery.