All posts by Chris Boisvert

PREPRINT RELEASE: Bilateral Retroperitoneoscopic Posterior Adrenalectomy with Cortical Sparing on Right Side


Bilateral Retroperitoneoscopic Posterior Adrenalectomy with Cortical Sparing on Right Side
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven

Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Yale School of Medicine

Taylor C. Brown, MD, MHS
Fellow, Endocrine Surgery
Yale School of Medicine

In this case, Dr. Carling at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven performs a bilateral retroperitoneoscopic posterior adrenalectomy with cortical sparing on the right side on a 31-year-old female with bilateral pheochromocytoma in the setting of MEN2.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Right Open Indirect Inguinal Hernia Repair and Radical Inguinal Orchiectomy


Right Open Indirect Inguinal Hernia Repair and Radical Inguinal Orchiectomy
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Eric de Leon, MD
Perpetual Help Hospital

Dinesh Ranjan, MD
Roseburg, VA Health Care System

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

This case involves a 78-year-old male with a history of an undescended testicle and bulging in the right inguinal area. The patient underwent an open repair of his indirect inguinal hernia that also included a radical inguinal orchiectomy. Drs. Eric de Leon and Dinesh Ranjan performed this operation with the World Surgical Foundation during a surgical mission to the Philippines.

PREPRINT RELASE: Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy and Excision Biopsy of a Cystic Mass in the Right Breast (Male)


Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy and Excision Biopsy of a Cystic Mass in the Right Breast (Male)
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Chito Cruz, MD
Perpetual Help Medical Center

Jim Villamin, MD
Makati Medical Center

Dinesh Ranjan, MD
Roseburg, VA Health Care System

Marcus Lester R. Suntay, MD, FPCS, FPSPS, FPALES
Philippine Children’s Medical Center

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

In this case, Drs. Cruz, Villamin, Ranjan, and Suntay perform a fine-needle aspiration biopsy and an excision biopsy followed by histological examination, which revealed a benign lesion. This case was filmed in the Philippines, during a surgical mission through the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Left Lumpectomy with Wireless Seed Localization


Left Lumpectomy with Wireless Seed Localization
Massachusetts General Hospital

Michelle C. Specht, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

On screening mammogram, the patient in this case was found to have ductal carcinoma in situ with calcifications and an area of concern measuring around 2.5 cm. In this video, Dr. Specht performs and narrates a left lumpectomy and explains how to use wireless seed localization in order to more accurately excise the affected area and reduce the risk of recurrence.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Appendectomy and Open Umbilical Hernia Repair


Laparoscopic Appendectomy and Open Umbilical Hernia Repair
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Noelle N. Saillant, MD
Instructor in Surgery

Thomas O’Donnell, MD
Resident Physician

Naomi Sell, MD
Research Fellow

In this case, Dr. Saillant performs a laparoscopic appendectomy on a 24-year-old female who initially presented with perforated appendicitis that was managed conservatively with antibiotics. The patient elected for an interval appendectomy scheduled 6-8 weeks following her presentation. She also had an umbilical hernia, which was repaired upon removal of the laparoscopic ports.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Orchiopexy and Circumcision


Orchiopexy and Circumcision
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

We’re back with another case with Dr. Alvear and the World Surgical Foundation! Here, he performs an orchiopexy and circumcision on a young male patient who presented with an undescended testicle and phimosis.

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.