Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
- Predictors of success after laparoscopic gastric bypass: a multivariate analysis of socioeconomic factorsR Lutfi
Department of Surgery, Chicago Bariatric Institute, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
Surg Endosc 20:864-7. 2006..However, the degree of postoperative weight loss and metabolic improvement varies greatly among individuals. Our study is aimed to identify independent predictors of successful weight loss after LGB...
- Long-term evaluation of patient satisfaction and reflux symptoms after laparoscopic fundoplication with Collis gastroplastyY K Youssef
Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, D 5203 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232 2577, USA
Surg Endosc 20:1702-5. 2006..This study aimed to assess long-term satisfaction and GERD-related quality of life after laparoscopic Collis-Nissen fundoplication, and to compare them with those for Nissen fundoplication alone...
- Endoscopic evaluation of the gastrojejunostomy in laparoscopic gastric bypass. A series of 340 patients without postoperative leakN Sekhar
Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical School, D 5219 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
Surg Endosc 20:199-201. 2006..The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of intraoperative endoscopy in preventing postoperative anastomotic leakage...
- Heller myotomy vs Heller myotomy plus Dor fundoplication: cost-utility analysis of a randomized trialA Torquati
Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
Surg Endosc 20:389-93. 2006..The objective of this study was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of Heller myotomy plus Dor fundoplication compared with Heller alone in patients with achalasia...