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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Bile Duct Injuries in the Laparoscopic Era: The University Hospital of the West Indies Experience

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228–31
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A review of all the cases of bile duct injuries seen at the University Hospital of the West Indies since the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy reveals that 60% of all cases resulted from open cholecystectomy and Roux en Y hepaticojejunostomy was the most common surgery offered for major bile duct injury.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

An Economic Evaluation of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Public Hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago

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110–15
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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is compared to the Open and Minilap approaches in a cost minimization analysis for public hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago. There is a reduced recovery period for patients and this translates into savings to other sectors of the economy.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Chronic Cholecystitis in Jamaican Patients with Sickle Cell Disease: Preliminary Experience

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22–4
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Acute chest syndrome remains a significant problem in patients with sickle cell disease subjected to laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

A Comparison of Open and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy done by a Surgeon in Training

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103–9
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A comparative review of the first 52 cholecystectomies performed by surgery residents reveals that this operation is performed with acceptable complication rates, testifying to the efficacy of the training programme at the University Hospital of the West Indies. with small adjustments in hospital policies, an additional 77% of patients can enjoy the proven benefits of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

Beyond Cholecystectomy: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Practice and Training in the Caribbean

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275–7
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The introduction of advanced laparoscopic surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies will enhance surgical care throughout the region.
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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013
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