All posts by Chris Boisvert

PREPRINT RELEASE: Anal Fistulotomy


Anal Fistulotomy
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Marcus Lester R. Suntay, MD, FPCS, FPSPS, FPALES
World Surgical Foundation, Philippines
Training Officer of the Division of Pediatric Surgery
Philippine Children’s Medical Center

Jaymie Ang Henry, MD, MPH
Florida Atlantic University, G4 Alliance

A 1-year-old male developed an anal fistula as a result of a recurrent infection. Here, Dr. Suntay performs an anal fistulotomy while on a surgical mission in the Philippines with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Vaginal Hysterectomy, Uterosacral Ligament Suspension, Anterior Repair, and Perineorrhaphy


Vaginal Hysterectomy, Uterosacral Ligament Suspension, Anterior Repair, and Perineorrhaphy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Emily C. Von Bargen, DO
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Associate Fellowship Director
Harvard Medical School

Patricia L. Hudson, MD
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow
Harvard Medical School

Lori R. Berkowitz, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Harvard Medical School

This is the case of a 75-year-old multiparous female with stage 3 uterovaginal prolapse. Here, Dr. Emily Von Bargen performs a vaginal hysterectomy, uterosacral ligament suspension, anterior repair, and perineorrhaphy in order to alleviate this patient’s symptoms.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Myringoplasty & Tympanostomy Tube


Myringoplasty & Tympanostomy Tube
Duke University Medical Center

David M. Kaylie, MD, MS
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

C. Scott Brown, MD
Resident Physician
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

A patient with eustachian tube dysfunction and a history of multiple pressure equalization tubes presents to an otolaryngology clinic with complaints of hearing loss. Her eardrum was found to be hyperinflated on exam. Dr. David Kaylie demonstrates a myringoplasty technique using a CO2 laser, along with placement of a tympanostomy tube.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Zenker’s Diverticulectomy (Endoscopic)


Zenker’s Diverticulectomy (Endoscopic)
Duke University Medical Center

Seth M. Cohen, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

David Straka, MD
Resident Physician
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

C. Scott Brown, MD
Resident Physician
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

A patient presented to an Otolaryngology clinic with symptoms of dysphagia and frequent regurgitation of undigested food. Workup revealed a large Zenker’s diverticulum. In this video, Dr. Seth Cohen instructs one of the residents in the techniques of an endoscopic staple diverticulectomy for treatment of this condition.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Anal Fistulectomy


Anal Fistulectomy
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Eric de Leon, MD
Department of Surgery
Perpetual Help Hospital
Philippine College of Surgeons

Jaymie Ang Henry, MD, MPH
Florida Atlantic University, G4 Alliance

The patient in this case was an 18-year-old male who had developed a fistula-in-ano as a complication from a perianal abscess. Watch as Dr. Eric de Leon performs and narrates an anal fistulectomy on this patient while on a surgical mission in the Philippines with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Bilateral Simple Hydrocelectomy and Removal of Subdermal Implants


Bilateral Simple Hydrocelectomy and Removal of Subdermal Implants
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Domingo Alvear, MD
Founder, World Surgical Foundation

Lissa Henson, MD
Philippine Society of Pediatric Surgeons

Jaymie Ang Henry, MD, MPH
Florida Atlantic University, G4 Alliance

In this case, Dr. Alvear perform a bilateral simple hydrocelectomy and removal of subdermal implants while on a surgical mission in the Philippines. The diagnosis of hydrocele had been confirmed via ultrasound following transillumination during the physical exam.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Total Abdominal Colectomy with Ileorectal Anastomosis


Laparoscopic Total Abdominal Colectomy with Ileorectal Anastomosis
Massachusetts General Hospital

Richard Hodin, MD
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

A 59-year-old male with a history of Crohn’s disease underwent a colonoscopy where several areas of multifocal dysplasia were discovered. In this case, Dr. Richard Hodin performs a total abdominal colectomy on this patient in order to remove these precancerous lesions and prevent recurrence.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Split-Thickness Skin Graft for Scar Release, Permanent Pigment Transfer, and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy


Split-Thickness Skin Graft for Scar Release, Permanent Pigment Transfer, and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Daniel N. Driscoll, MD, FACS
Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Laser Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Lisa Gfrerer, MD, PhD
Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program

Robert J. Dabek, MD
Research Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital

This case focuses on the treatment of an 8-year-old male with scars from burn wounds he sustained at the age of 2 that have resulted in areas of scar contracture, stiffness, and hypopigmentation. Watch Dr. Daniel Driscoll perform a scar release, a split-thickness skin graft, a permanent pigment transfer, and fractional CO2 laser resurfacing.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Local Tissue Rearrangement for Hypertrophic Chemical Burn: Z-Plasty and VY-Plasty


Local Tissue Rearrangement for Hypertrophic Chemical Burn: Z-Plasty and VY-Plasty
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Daniel N. Driscoll, MD, FACS
Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Laser Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Lisa Gfrerer, MD, PhD
Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program

Robert J. Dabek, MD
Research Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital

In what is our first plastic surgery case, we follow part of the treatment of an 18-year-old male who developed hypertrophic chemical burn scars resulting from an attack with sulfuric acid. Here, Dr. Daniel Driscoll performs two Z-plasties and a VY-plasty in order to relieve some of the tension resulting from these scars.