Category Archives: General Surgery

PREPRINT RELEASE: Transplant Recipient Kidney from Living Donor

Transplant Recipient Kidney from Living Donor
Massachusetts General Hospital
Nahel Elias, M.D. F.A.C.S
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

The patient needs a kidney transplant due to advanced stage kidney disease – specifically secondary diabetes, the most common cause of kidney disease in the US. Dr. Elias heterotopically transplants a kidney from the patient’s living sister into the left iliac fossa.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
Massachusetts General Hospital
Richard Hodin, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

After visiting an endocrinologist who diagnosed her with aldosteronism, the patient takes a CT scan that reveals a 8mm nodule in the left adrenal gland. Dr. Hodin performs a laparoscopic adrenalectomy to remove it.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Resection of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)

Laparoscopic Resection of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
Massachusetts General Hospital
David Rattner, M.D.
Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery

After a patient is found to have a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), David Rattner, MD performs a laparoscopic resection, carefully avoiding the nerves of Latarjet. He then confirms the success of the procedure with an upper GI endoscopy.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy

Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy
Massachusetts General Hospital
Christopher R. Morse, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Gastroesophageal Surgery Program

A patient presents with dysphagia and is found to have a locally advanced distal esophageal adenocarcinoma. She is treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and Christopher R. Morse MD performs a minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laproscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Massachusetts General Hospital
Ozanan R Meireles MD
General and Gastrointestinal Surgeon

Dr. Meireles expertly conducts the world’s most commonly performed bariatric surgery for weight loss in this JoMI production on textbook sleeve gastrectomies.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
Massachusetts General Hospital
David Rattner, MD
Chief of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Ozanan R Meireles, MD
General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Rattner and Dr. Meireles endoscopically generate a submucosal tunnel to reach and release the circular muscles of the lower esophageal sphincter to help alleviate a patient’s achalasia.

 

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair

0126-blog-shotLaparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
David Rattner MD
Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Rattner tackles a problematic paraesophageal hernia, systematically retracting the stomach into the abdominal cavity. He finishes the procedure by performing both a toupet fundoplication and gastropexy.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair – Part 2

0109b-screenshotThoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair – Part 2
Virendra I. Patel, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency; Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Patel continues repairs on this thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm in Part 2 of this two part series. Watch as he works against the clock during visceral ischemia time until blood flow from the graft is restored to all the dependent organs! (Pre-print, Part 2 of 2).

This article follows a previously released Part 1.