Category Archives: General Surgery

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.

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: 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.