Category Archives: General Surgery

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: 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: Pancreatic Debridement via Sinus Tract Endoscopy


Pancreatic Debridement via Sinus Tract Endoscopy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Peter Fagenholz, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

A patient who was involved in a motor vehicle accident developed large peripancreatic fluid collections and eventually had percutaneous drainage of those collections. In this video, Dr. Peter Fagenholz at MGH performs a pancreatic debridement utilizing sinus tract endoscopy after this patient’s necrotic collection had persisted for weeks.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Lumpectomy with Sentinel Node Biopsy

Lumpectomy with Sentinel Node Biopsy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Barbara Smith, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Barbara Smith at MGH performs a lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy on a female patient who had palpable breast cancer. This case was part of a study featuring Lumicell technology, which looks for residual tumor following the lumpectomy with the goal of reducing rates of recurrence.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Bilateral Modified Radical Neck Dissection

Bilateral Modified Radical Neck Dissection
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven

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

In 2014, a now 61-year-old male had a total thyroidectomy and central neck dissection for bilateral papillary thyroid cancer with extrathyroidal extension. Now, after presenting with recurrent metastatic papillary thyroid cancer, Dr. Tobias Carling performs a bilateral modified radical neck dissection.

PUBLISHED: Whipple Procedure for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia of the Pancreas

Whipple Procedure for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia of the Pancreas
Keith Lillemoe, MD
Surgeon in Chief
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Participate in a masterclass with MGH Chief of Surgery, Dr. Keith Lillemoe, as he performs and narrates a complete Whipple procedure in the latest video-article published by JOMI.

The Whipple procedure, or pancreaticoduodenectomy, is most notably known for its use in the treatment of cancer that is confined to the head of the pancreas. Because of the intricate blood supply between the pancreas, duodenum, gallbladder, and common bile duct, these structures must be resected along with the head of the pancreas. The remaining structures must then be carefully and precisely anastomosed in order to preserve digestive functioning.

This procedure is a complex and difficult operation that can have serious risks; however, it is responsible for saving countless lives.

 

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Denise W. Gee, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

A female patient presented with a few months of abdominal pain following the eating of fatty foods. Imaging showed gallbladder sludge, small stones, or potentially a polyp. Here, Dr. Denise W. Gee performs a laparoscopic cholecystectomy to alleviate these symptoms. #MGH #generalsurgery #gallbladder #cholecystectomy

PREPRINT RELEASE: Trans-Oral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach (TOETVA)

Trans-Oral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach (TOETVA)
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven

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

A 45-year-old patient with a growing thyroid nodule undergoes a left thyroid lobectomy after fine needle biopsy showed Hurthle cell neoplasm. Here, Dr. Carling performs a TOETVA, which has the added benefit of avoiding any conspicuous neck scars. #thyroidectomy #TOETVA #yale #endocrinology #generalsurgery #ENT

PREPRINT RELEASE: Cystoscopy and Placement of Uretal Stents (HIPEC Series: Part 2)

Cystoscopy and Placement of Uretal Stents (HIPEC Series: Part 1)

Francis McGovern, MD
Department of Urology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. McGovern performs a cystoscopy and places uretal stents in a patient who is about to undergo a HIPEC surgery. This is part 2 of our HIPEC series with Dr. Cusack with more to follow. #mgh #urology #cystoscopy #HIPEC