Interestingly, recent studies have shown that while the bile duct injury rate is greater during the surgeon's learning curve, it continues to be greater than the injury rate for open cholecystectomies
even after the surgeon has gained considerable experience with the procedure.
Pope, president and CEO, said the procedures went extremely well, adding that surgeons confirmed that cholecystectomies
performed with the SPIDER System took approximately the same amount of time as standard laparoscopic procedures.
The second possibility is that the above argument is a generous interpretation and that some laparoscopic cholecystectomies
are not medically appropriate.
There were no serious complications from the gallstones or cholecystectomies
, said Dr.
In both the estrogen-alone and the combination therapy groups, the vast majority of gallbladder procedures were cholecystectomies
(hazard ratio of 1.
There are more than one million newly diagnosed cases, and 543,364 cholecystectomies
were performed in the United States in 1989.
July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and Research (NOSCAR), a joint effort of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), announces the completion of the first transoral and transvaginal cholecystectomies
(gallbladder removal) using Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) in a multicenter human trial in the United States.
In an Australian review of nearly 20,000 cholecystectomies
--backed by similar findings in a review of 30,000 cholecystectomies
in Washington state--there was a nearly twofold increase in common bile duct (CBD) injuries when intraoperative cholangiography was not done.
LAS VEGAS -- A total of 150 successful laparoscopic cholecystectomies
have been reported in pregnant women who were unresponsive to medical management, suggesting that this procedure is safe during pregnancy, Dr.
The surgeons used the IOP to perform nine cholecystectomies
(gall bladder surgeries), two appendectomies; and 18 endolumenal gastric pouch and stoma reductions in post-Roux-En-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) patients.
He analyzed all of the nearly 94,000 inpatient cholecystectomies
performed during the year 2000 at 994 U.
private practice physicians, show that close to half of 615 malpractice claims relating to laparoscopy involved cholecystectomies
, with general surgeons the most common targets of the suits.
Each clinical trial site will investigate one of four methods: transgastric (through the mouth) and transvaginal (through the vagina) cholecystectomies
and transgastric and transvaginal diagnostic peritoneoscopies.
8 million laparoscopic cholecystectomies
performed during 1992-2000 in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample, the largest all-payer inpatient U.
Compared to open surgery, patients in the study who underwent laparoscopic surgery experienced 80 percent reduction in the odds of respiratory tract infection, 69 percent reduction in bloodstream infection, 59 percent reduction in wound infection, 39 percent reduction in urinary tract infection and a 48 percent reduction in other types of nosocomial infections across hysterectomies, cholecystectomies