American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

V40N7: Esophagus, Stomach & Duodenum, Part II

Recommended Reading

Allaix ME, Fisichella PM, Noth I, et al. The pulmonary side of reflux disease: from heartburn to lung fibrosis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013;17(8):1526-1535.

Augestad KM, Delaney CP. Postoperative ileus: impact of pharmacological treatment, laparoscopic surgery and enhanced recovery pathways. World J Gastroenterol. 2010;16(17):2067-2074. Free full text

This article is a useful review of available interventions for postoperative ileus.


Blum MA, Takashi T, Suzuki A, et al. Management of localized gastric cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2013;107(3):265-270.

Blum and coauthors review approaches used for the management of localized gastric cancer in various regions of the world.


Brethauer SA, Aminian A, Romero-Talamas H, et al. Can diabetes be surgically cured? Long-term metabolic effects of bariatric surgery in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Ann Surg. 2013;258(4):628-636; discussion 636-627. Free full text

A single-center, case series of bariatric procedures used in patients with type 2 diabetes is reported in this article. Three-year follow-up data is available from this review, which support the usefulness of bariatric procedures for this disease.


Buchwald H, Ikramuddin S, Dorman RB, et al. Management of the metabolic/bariatric surgery patient. Am J Med. 2011;124(12):1099-1105.

Features of the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care of patients undergoing bariatric procedures are reviewed in this article.


Carlin AM, Zeni TM, English WJ, et al. The comparative effectiveness of sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and adjustable gastric banding procedures for the treatment of morbid obesity. Ann Surg. 2013;257(5):791-797.

Data from a single-state cooperative are reported. All three procedures were superior to medical interventions. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy were most effective.

Elms L, Moon RC, Varnadore S, et al. Causes of small bowel obstruction after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a review of 2,395 cases at a single institution. Surg Endosc. 2014;28(5):1624-1628.

In this large case series, adhesive small bowel obstruction was the most common. Notably, all patients were treated with a protocol to ensure closure of mesenteric defects at the primary operation.


Hazey JW, Marks JM, Mellinger JD, et al. Why fundamentals of endoscopic surgery (FES)? Surg Endosc. 2014;28(3):701-703.

This article reviews the factors known to be important in training surgeons to perform flexible gastrointestinal endoscopy. The features of the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery course are reviewed.


Keranen I, Kylanpaa L, Udd M, et al. Gastric outlet obstruction in gastric cancer: a comparison of three palliative methods. J Surg Oncol. 2013;108(8):537-541.

This report reviews available options for the management of malignant gastric outlet obstruction.


Okholm C, Svendsen LB, Achiam MP. Status and prognosis of lymph node metastasis in patients with cardia cancer—a systematic review. Surg Oncol. 2014;23(3):140-146.

Okholm and coauthors review data pertinent to the number and location of lymph nodes necessary to accurately stage patients with gastric cancer.


Sakran N, Goitein D, Raziel A, et al. Gastric leaks after sleeve gastrectomy: a multicenter experience with 2,834 patients. Surg Endosc. 2013;27(1):240-245.

This report reviews the diagnosis and management of gastric leaks following LSG.

Toro JP, Lytle NW, Patel AD, et al. Efficacy of laparoscopic pyloroplasty for the treatment of gastroparesis. J Am Coll Surg. 2014;218(4):652-660.

This article reviews experience with pyloroplasty for the management of gastroparesis. Notably, most patients had postoperative gastroparesis and relatively few patients with diabetes or drug-related gastroparesis were included.