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Virtual Masterclass of Liver Surgery

The advent of minimally invasive techniques in liver surgery had opened a new enthusiasm to develop understanding and novel techniques in liver surgery. In 1970s liver anatomy was not clear to most surgeons leading to a high complication rate and mortality after major liver resection. Only in the following decade
Virtual Masterclass of Liver Surgery

Robotic Liver Resection with Concomitant Biliary Resection/Reconstruction for Intrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer

In March 2022, the International Hepatopancreatobiliary Association (IHPBA) Annual 2022 Meeting was held in New York City, where liver surgeons gathered from around the world. The IHPBA meeting is conducted every two years and it was attended by around 800 surgeons bringing the most current innovations, experience, technical tips, and
Robotic Liver Resection with Concomitant Biliary Resection/Reconstruction for Intrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer

Effect of Insurance Status on Postoperative Outcomes After Robotic Liver Resection for Liver Tumors: A Matched Analysis

Last month, Dr. Sucandy and his team participated at the Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) in Orlando Florida as presenter and moderators for various surgical scientific sessions. Dr Sucandy’s trainee presented a clinical study led by Dr. Sucandy as the primary investigator regarding the effect of insurance status on postoperative outcomes
Effect of Insurance Status on Postoperative Outcomes After Robotic Liver Resection for Liver Tumors: A Matched Analysis

The Critical Role of a Liver Surgeon in Curing Metastatic Colon and Rectal Cancer to the Liver

When you or your loved ones are diagnosed with colorectal cancer with liver metastasis, you need to have a liver surgeon in your treatment team. If you don’t, you need to find one. Many patients are treated by their medical oncology team without ever having a liver surgeon on board.
The Critical Role of a Liver Surgeon in Curing Metastatic Colon and Rectal Cancer to the Liver

Does Preoperative Thrombocytopenia in Patients Undergoing Robotic Hepatectomy for Liver Tumors Predict Poor Outcomes

Thrombocytopenia or low platelets is a known surrogate marker for liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension and it has been associated with increased risk of perioperative complications when studied in ‘open’ operations. When the liver is cirrhotic (hard and not functioning well), the platelets are sequestered into the spleen as part
Does Preoperative Thrombocytopenia in Patients Undergoing Robotic Hepatectomy for Liver Tumors Predict Poor Outcomes

Robotic Liver Surgery in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a combination of multiple health conditions including abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension, which lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes mellitus. Fatty liver disease secondary to metabolic liver dysfunction not related to alcohol consumption, namely Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), is
Robotic Liver Surgery in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome

Robotic Adrenal Resection for Pheochromocytoma

Dr. Sucandy and his surgical mentees recently presented their robotic techniques and excellent outcomes on performing adrenal surgery. The 3-day surgical meeting was hold in Nashville Tennessee, attended by members of the Southeastern Surgical Society. This society has been established for almost 90 years and it is the second largest
Robotic Adrenal Resection for Pheochromocytoma

Gallbladder Surgery: When Gallstones Become Painful

Gallstones are very common findings during a routine right upper quadrant ultrasound or CT scan for abdominal pain work-up. Across the board, gallstones are seen in about 30% of patients in the United states. This condition is more commonly seen in patients who are older than 40 years old, slightly
Gallbladder Surgery: When Gallstones Become Painful

Biliary Obstruction: Diagnosis and Treatment Procedure

Biliary obstruction is a relatively common diagnosis in patients with biliary disease, occurs in about 30-50% of the case. It is a form of cholestatic liver disease caused by extrahepatic outflow problem. The majority of patients present with jaundice (yellowing the skin and eyes) and dark urine. Biliary obstruction syndrome
Biliary Obstruction: Diagnosis and Treatment Procedure

A Novel Robotic Technique in Repair of Bile Duct Leak After Gallbladder Surgery

Bile duct leak can be caused by several reasons but the most common reason is a complication for gallbladder removal surgery, called laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Since the beginning of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the early 1990’s, a leak from biliary duct is a known issue which can be originating from surgeon’s misperception
A Novel Robotic Technique in Repair of Bile Duct Leak After Gallbladder Surgery