Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery Journal Articles

  • Small Bowel Endoscopic Enteral Access Small bowel endoscopic enteral access is perceived as difficult. This review examines the successes and challenges of endoscopic small bowel tube placement using a variety of placement techniques.
  • Gastric Bypass Versus Gastric Banding for Weight Loss in Obese Patients Gastric bypass achieves greater short-term weight loss than gastric banding, but long-term studies of the benefits of bariatric surgery are needed for more relevant comparisons.
  • Laparoscopy for Crohn's Disease Many surgeons have been reluctant about applying laparoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease. Will this study assuage concerns?
  • Surgery for Obesity At present, bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment to produce sustained weight loss in morbidly obese patients.
  • Laparoscopic Versus Open Appendectomy Does a minimally invasive procedure have any advantage in these cases?
  • Learning Curve in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery A model that might make it possible to perform more difficult laparoscopic procedures with increasing experience without increasing postoperative morbidity.
  • Gastrointestinal Complications of Obesity Surgery John E. Pandolfino, MD, and colleagues discuss the various bariatric procedures and describe the gastrointestinal complications associated with these operations.
  • Laparoscopic Vs Gastric Bypass in Treatment of Morbid Obesity Laparoscopic gastric bypass has advantages over open gastric bypass, such as a reduction in abdominal wall complications and a shorter hospital stay.
  • Silicone Gastric Banding Versus Vertical Banded Gastroplasty Comparison of laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding (LASGB) with laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty in morbidly obese patients showed that LASGB requires shorter operative time and hospital stay but LVBG is more effective in terms of late complications, reoperations, and weight loss.