Patricia Sylla

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Update on Transanal NOTES for Rectal Cancer: Transitioning to Human Trials
    Dana A Telem
    Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 15 Parkman Street, Wang 460, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Minim Invasive Surg 2012:287613. 2012
  2. doi request reprint A pilot study of natural orifice transanal endoscopic total mesorectal excision with laparoscopic assistance for rectal cancer
    Patricia Sylla
    Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 15 Parkman Street, Wang 460, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Surg Endosc 27:3396-405. 2013
  3. doi request reprint NOTES rectosigmoid resection using transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) with transgastric endoscopic assistance: a pilot study in swine
    Patricia Sylla
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:1717-23. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Survival study of natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery for rectosigmoid resection using transanal endoscopic microsurgery with or without transgastric endoscopic assistance in a swine model
    Patricia Sylla
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 15 Parkman Street, WACC 460, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Surg Endosc 24:2022-30. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Determining the need for radical surgery in patients with T1 rectal cancer
    Harry M Salinas
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Arch Surg 146:540-3. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Leaks and endoscopic assessment of break of integrity after NOTES gastrotomy: the LEAKING study, a prospective, randomized, controlled trial
    Field F Willingham
    Department of Medicine, Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 71:1018-24. 2010
  7. pmc Stent placement provides safe esophageal closure in thoracic NOTES(TM) procedures
    Brian G Turner
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Surg Endosc 25:913-8. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Reducing the unexpectedly high rate of injuries caused by NOTES gastrotomy creation
    Dae Kyung Sohn
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, WACC 460, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Surg Endosc 24:277-82. 2010
  9. doi request reprint A prospective, randomized trial of esophageal submucosal tunnel closure with a stent versus no closure to secure a transesophageal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery access site
    Brian G Turner
    Gastroenterology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 73:785-90. 2011
  10. doi request reprint NOTES transanal rectal cancer resection using transanal endoscopic microsurgery and laparoscopic assistance
    Patricia Sylla
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Surg Endosc 24:1205-10. 2010

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Publications22

  1. pmc Update on Transanal NOTES for Rectal Cancer: Transitioning to Human Trials
    Dana A Telem
    Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 15 Parkman Street, Wang 460, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Minim Invasive Surg 2012:287613. 2012
    ..Careful patient selection and continued development of new endoscopic and flexible-tip instruments are imperative prior to pure NOTES clinical application...
  2. doi request reprint A pilot study of natural orifice transanal endoscopic total mesorectal excision with laparoscopic assistance for rectal cancer
    Patricia Sylla
    Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 15 Parkman Street, Wang 460, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Surg Endosc 27:3396-405. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint NOTES rectosigmoid resection using transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) with transgastric endoscopic assistance: a pilot study in swine
    Patricia Sylla
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:1717-23. 2008
    ..After maximal sigmoid mobilization, the specimen was exteriorized and transected, and the proximal colon was stapled to the distal rectum. In a subset of animals, transgastric endoscopic access was used to mobilize the colon further...
  4. doi request reprint Survival study of natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery for rectosigmoid resection using transanal endoscopic microsurgery with or without transgastric endoscopic assistance in a swine model
    Patricia Sylla
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 15 Parkman Street, WACC 460, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Surg Endosc 24:2022-30. 2010
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Determining the need for radical surgery in patients with T1 rectal cancer
    Harry M Salinas
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Arch Surg 146:540-3. 2011
    ..Local resection can then be safely offered to the patients who are at low risk of having malignant lymph nodes...
  6. doi request reprint Leaks and endoscopic assessment of break of integrity after NOTES gastrotomy: the LEAKING study, a prospective, randomized, controlled trial
    Field F Willingham
    Department of Medicine, Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 71:1018-24. 2010
    ..Gastric leak testing after natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) gastrotomy closure may help reduce the risk of leaks after transgastric procedures...
  7. pmc Stent placement provides safe esophageal closure in thoracic NOTES(TM) procedures
    Brian G Turner
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Surg Endosc 25:913-8. 2011
    ..Previously described methods, such as suturing devices, clips, or submucosal tunneling, all have weaknesses. In this survival animal series, we demonstrate safe esophageal closure with a prototype retrievable, antimigration stent...
  8. doi request reprint Reducing the unexpectedly high rate of injuries caused by NOTES gastrotomy creation
    Dae Kyung Sohn
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, WACC 460, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Surg Endosc 24:277-82. 2010
    ..This study was conducted to identify the incidence and types of complications related to gastrotomy creation with the needle knife puncture and balloon dilatation technique for NOTES access to the peritoneal cavity...
  9. doi request reprint A prospective, randomized trial of esophageal submucosal tunnel closure with a stent versus no closure to secure a transesophageal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery access site
    Brian G Turner
    Gastroenterology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 73:785-90. 2011
    ..Secure esophagotomy closure methods are a critical element in the advancement of transesophageal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) procedures...
  10. doi request reprint NOTES transanal rectal cancer resection using transanal endoscopic microsurgery and laparoscopic assistance
    Patricia Sylla
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Surg Endosc 24:1205-10. 2010
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Natural orifice versus conventional laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy in a porcine model: a randomized, controlled trial
    Field F Willingham
    Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 70:740-7. 2009
    ..Distal pancreatectomy has significant postoperative morbidity and would permit rigorous examination in a controlled trial setting...
  12. doi request reprint The impact of adhesions on operations and postoperative recovery in colon cancer surgery
    Ramzi Amri
    Division of General Surgery and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Surg 206:166-71. 2013
    ..Many surgeons assume that adhesions encountered during surgery negatively influence surgical outcomes. This article attempts to assess the role adhesions have on outcomes of colon cancer surgery...
  13. pmc Endoscopic transesophageal mediastinal lymph node dissection and en bloc resection by using mediastinal and thoracic approaches (with video)
    Brian G Turner
    Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 72:831-5. 2010
    ..The criterion standard for sampling mediastinal lymph nodes is cervical mediastinoscopy. Current methods that require transthoracic or cervical incisions can result in significant postoperative pain...
  14. doi request reprint Transanal rectosigmoid resection via natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) with total mesorectal excision in a large human cadaver series
    Dana A Telem
    Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Surg Endosc 27:74-80. 2013
    ..This report describes the largest cadaveric series to date as optimization of this approach for clinical application continues...
  15. pmc Obesity, outcomes and quality of care: body mass index increases the risk of wound-related complications in colon cancer surgery
    Ramzi Amri
    Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Surg 207:17-23. 2014
    ..Obese patients may face higher complication rates during surgical treatment of colon cancer. The aim of this study was to measure this effect at a high-volume tertiary care center...
  16. doi request reprint En bloc esophageal mucosectomy for concentric circumferential mucosal resection (with video)
    Field F Willingham
    Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 69:147-51. 2009
    ..With conventional EMR, specimens are fragmented, metaplasia may be left behind, and invasive lesions could be missed because of incomplete sampling. Concentric subtotal esophageal mucosectomy would address these limitations...
  17. ncbi request reprint Gender and ethnic disparities in colon cancer presentation and outcomes in a US universal health care setting
    Ramzi Amri
    Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    J Surg Oncol 109:645-51. 2014
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Laparoscopy decreases anastomotic leak rate in sigmoid colectomy for diverticulitis
    Melissa Levack
    Colon and Rectal Surgery Program, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Arch Surg 146:207-10. 2011
    ..Our study compared the 30-day postoperative outcomes of laparoscopic and open sigmoid colectomy for diverticulitis by surgeons who had performed 20 or more laparoscopic colectomies before the study period...
  19. doi request reprint The effect of neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy on the prognostic value of lymph nodes after rectal cancer surgery
    Coen L Klos
    Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 15 Parkman St, WAC 460, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Surg 200:440-5. 2010
    ..Neoadjuvant therapy may affect the prognostic impact of total lymph node harvests and lymph node positivity after surgery for rectal cancer...
  20. doi request reprint Retrospective evaluation of elastic stain in the assessment of serosal invasion of pT3N0 colorectal cancers
    Wen Yih Liang
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taipei Department of Pathology, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan, Republic of China Department of Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology Service Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Am J Surg Pathol 37:1565-70. 2013
    ..As tumors with ELI have an adverse prognosis, we propose that they should be upstaged compared with pT3N0 tumors without ELI. ..
  21. ncbi request reprint TAMIS-assisted laparoscopic low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision in a cadaveric series
    Elisabeth C McLemore
    Department of Surgery, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Surg Endosc 27:3478-84. 2013
    ..This procedure has not been described using a combination of a single incision laparoscopy and TAMIS transanal endoscopic platform. We describe the first cadaveric series of TAMIS-assisted LAR with TME...
  22. doi request reprint Preoperative carcinoembryonic antigen as an outcome predictor in colon cancer
    Ramzi Amri
    Division of General Surgery and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Surg Oncol 108:14-8. 2013
    ..This analysis assesses if this hypothesis is valid after correction for confounders...