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New England Surgical Society
85th Annual Meeting
October 1-3, 2004
Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Final Program

Friday, October 1, 2004
8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. NESS Executive Committee Meeting

Scientific Session
Chairman: James C. Hebert, M.D.

1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. Podium Presentations
10 Minute Reports Followed by 8 Minute Discussions

+1. Carotid Endarterectomy in 1,650 patients under 60 Years Old: Implications for Screening
Desarom Teso, M.D.1, Jared Frattini, M.D.2, Stanley J. Dudrick, M.D.1, Richard J. Gusberg, M.D.2, Alan Dardik, M.D.1,2
1St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT; 2Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
+2. The Open Retroperitoneal Approach for Spine Procedures: Experience with 59 Patients
Andrew A. Gumbs, M.D.
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
+3. Localizing Colorectal Cancer by Colonoscopy: Are We Missing the Boat?
Nicole Piscatelli, M.D., Neil Hyman, M.D., Turner Osler, M.D.
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. Brief Reports
3 Minute Presentations Followed by 2 Minute Discussions

B1. Decreased Breast Cancer Size, Stage and Mortality in Rhode Island: An Example of a Well-Screened Population
Natalie G. Coburn, M.D., M.P.H.1, Maureen A. Chung, M.D.1, John Fulton, M.D.2, Blake Cady, M.D.1
1Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Providence, RI; 2Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, RI
B2. New Treatments for ER+ Breast Cancer
Sharon B. Chang, M.D., Penelope Miron, Ph.D., Andrew L. Kung, M.D., Alexander Miron, Ph.D., James D. Iglehart, M.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
B3. Surgical Resection for Well Differentiated Liposarcomas of the Retroperitoneum
Shimul A. Shah, M.D., Flavio G. Rocha, M.D., Robert T. Osteen, M.D., Samuel Singer, M.D., Richard S. Swanson, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
B4. Hepatic Multiprobe Radiofrequency Ablation in the Porcine Model
David A. Iannitti, Sr., M.D., Jason McKee, M.D., Carolyn Simon, M.D., Damian Dupuy, M.D.
Brown Medical School, Providence, RI
B5. Hepatic Hemangiomas: "Contrasting Pediatric and Adult Lesions"
Charles J. Smithers, M.D.1, Adam M. Vogel, M.D.1, Harry P. Kozakewich, M.D.1, Patricia E. Burrows, M.D.1, Harriet J. Paltiel, M.D.1, Urmila Khettry, M.D.2, Heung B. Kim, M.D.1,2, Roger L. Jenkins, M.D.1,2, John B. Mulliken, M.D.1, Steven J. Fishman, M.D.1
1Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA; 2Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

2:30 P.M. - 3:15 P.M. Break with Poster Session

Scientific Session
Chairman: Thomas A. Colacchio, M.D.

3:15 P.M. - 4:15 P.M. Podium Presentations
10 Minute Reports Followed by 8 Minute Discussions

4. Reduction of Hyperglycemia and Nosocomial Infections in a General-Surgical Intensive-Care Unit
George A. Perdrizet, M.D., Steven H. Fox, M.D., Kelly Swan, M.D., Suresh K. Agarwal, Jr., M.D., Vincente Cortes, M.D., Neil J. Grey, M.D.
Hartford Hospital-UCHC, Hartford, CT
5. Degree of Preoperative Insulin Resistance Predicts Whether Gastric Bypass Will Lead to Improved or Worsened Insulin Glucose Homeostasis in the Severely Obese
Richard A. Perugini, M.D., Gordie K. Kaban, M.D., Steven H. Quarfordt, M.D., Donald R. Czerniach, M.D., Dariush Elahi, M.D., Dana K. Andersen, M.D., Demetrius E.M. Litwin, M.D., John J. Kelly, M.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
+6. Poly ADP-Ribose Polymerase (PARP) Inhibition Modulates Skeletal Muscle Injury Following Ischemia Reperfusion
Hong T. Hua, M.D., Hassan Al-Badawi, M.D., Michael C. Stoner, M.D., Fateh Entabi, M.D., Bryan T. Meria.m., M.D., Glenn M. Lamuraglia, M.D., Michael T. Watkins, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

4:15 P.M. - 4:45 P.M. Brief Reports
3 Minute Presentations Followed by 2 Minute Discussions

B6. Controlled Release of Parathyroid Hormone as a Potential Treatment of Hypoparathyroidism
Amit Goyal, M.D.1, Tiffany L. Anthony, M.D.1, Peter Fong, M.D.2, W. Mark Saltzman, M.D.2, Christopher Breuer, M.D.1
1Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; 2Department of Biomedical Engineering
B7. Validation of a Method to Replace Frozen Section During Parathyroid Exploration by Using the Rapid Parathyroid Hormone Assay on Parathyroid Aspirates
Rodney K. Chan, M.D., Shahrul I. Ibrahim, M.D., Peter Pil, M.D., Francis D. Moore, Jr., M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
B8. Surgical Treatment of Hyperparathyroidism in Patients With MEN I
Laura Lambert, M.D., Jeffrey E. Lee, M.D., Suzanne Shapiro, M.D., Douglas B. Evans, M.D.
Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
B9. Prenatal Diagnosis Followed by Minimal Surgical Resection: The New Paradigm for the Treatment of Congenital Pulmonary Malformations
Robert J. Touloukian, M.D., John Seashore, M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. State Caucus Meetings
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. Welcoming Reception
Saturday, October 2, 2004
7:00 A.M. - 7:45 A.M. New Member Breakfast Meeting

Scientific Session
Chairman: Walter B. Goldfarb, M.D.

8:00 A.M. - 9:20 A.M. Podium Presentations
10 Minute Presentations Followed by 8 Minute Discussions

7. Living Donor Lobar Lung Transplantation (LDLTx): A Safe and Effective Therapy
John C. Wain, Jr., M.D., Cameron D. Wright, M.D., Dean M. Donahue, M.D., James S. Allan, M.D., Henning A. Gaissert, M.D., Michael Lanuti, M.D., Daniel P. Ryan, M.D., Leo C. Ginns, M.D., Douglas J. Mathisen, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
8. Twenty-Year Experience with Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Eddie R. Island, M.D., James Pomposelli, M.D., Elizabeth A. Pomfret, M.D., Fredric D. Gordon, M.D., W. David Lewis, M.D., Roger L. Jenkins, M.D.
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
+9. Is There a Role for Routine, Preoperative ERCP for Suspected Choledocholithiasis in Children?
Dionisos V. Vrochides, M.D., Donald L. Sorrells, M.D., Arlet G. Kurkchubasche, M.D., Conrad W. Wesselhoeft, Jr., M.D., Thomas F. Tracy, Jr., M.D., Francois I. Luks, M.D.
Brown Medical School, Providence, RI
10. Management of Simple Gallstone Pancreatitis in 1285 Consecutive Cholecystectomies
Meghna Misra, M.D., Jeffrey Schiff, B.S., Gonzalo Rendon, M.D., Janice Rothschild, M.D., Steven Schwaitzberg, M.D.
Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

9:20 A.M. - 10:05 A.M. Invited Guest Speaker
"Confidence Man William Morton's Role in the Introduction of Surgical Anesthetics in 1846"
Julie Fenster, author of 'Ether Day"
DeWitt, NY
10:05 A.M. - 10:35 A.M. Break with Poster Session
Scientific Session
Chairman: David E. Clark, M.D.
10:35 A.M. - 11:05 A.M. Brief Reports
3 Minute Presentations Followed by 2 Minute Discussions

B10. Long-term Acceptance of Porcine Pulmonary Allografts Without Chronic Rejection
Tsuyoshi Shoji, M.D., Ashok Muniappan, M.D., Dax A. Guenther, M.D., John C. Wain, M.D., Stuart L. Houser, M.D., Rebecca S Hasse, Marjory Bravard, Joren C. Madsen, M.D., James S. Allan, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
B11. Factors Contributing to Acute Rejection Following Renal Transplantation
Paul E Morrissey, M.D., Steven Reinert, M.D., Reginald Gohh, M.D., Angelito Yango, M.D., Amitabh Gautam, M.D., Anthony P. Monaco, M.D.
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
B12. Cobrahead-Style Grafting for Intercostal Artery Attachment in Descending Thoracic Aortic Replacement
Shawn L. Tittle, M.D., Desoram Teso, M.D., Maryanne Tranquilli, M.D., Richard K. Shaw, M.D., Gary S. Kopf, M.D., John A. Elefteriades, M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
B13. Lap-Band: Weight Loss and Complications at 2 Years
Nicole J. Pecquex, M.D., John J. Kelly, M.D., Richard Perugini, M.D., Donald Czerniach, M.D., Gordie Kaban, M.D., Demetrius Litwin, M.D.
University of Mass. Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
B14. Introduction of a Virtual Reality-Based Laparoscopic Skills Training Program into Surgical Residency
David B. Earle, M.D., Jay Kuhn, M.D., Neal E. Seymour, M.D.
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

11:05 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. "Incorporating Technology in Your Practice"

Moderator: Rocco Orlando, III, M.D.
Hartford, CT
Panelist: David W. Rattner, M.D.
Boston, MA

Neil S. Yeston, M.D.
Hartford, CT

Ajit K. Sachdeva, M.D.
Chicago, IL

12:15 P.M. Adjourn (Free Afternoon)
7:00 P.M. President's Reception & Dinner (Business Attire)
"A Portrait of Surgery"
Gert H. Brieger, M.D., Ph.D.
Distinguished Service Professor and former William H. Welch Professor and Director, Institute of the History of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Sunday, October 3, 2004
7:00 A.M. Continental Breakfast
7:30 A.M. - 8:30 A.M. Annual Business Meeting (Members Only)
Nominating Committee Report
8:30 A.M. - 9:15 A.M. Nathan Smith Award
"A Century of Disaster Medical Response by Surgeons: Changing Priorities and Challenges"
Susan Briggs, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, and Attending Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
9:15 A.M. - 10:15 A.M. Presidential Address
"Frederick Henry Gerrish, M.D. (1845-1920): Portland's (Maine) Prescient Polymath"
Walter B. Goldfarb, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Vermont School of Medicine, and Chief of General Surgery [Retd], Maine Medical Center
Portland, ME
10:15 A.M. - 11:00A.M. 20th Annual Samuel Jason Mixter Lecture
"Changing Clinical Practice in Surgery"
Irving L. Kron, M.D.
William H. Muller, Jr., Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
10:15 A.M. - 11:00A.M. Scientific Session
Chairman: Nick P. Perencevich, M.D.
11:00 A.M. - 11:25 A.M. Brief Reports
3 Minute Presentations Followed by 2 Minute Discussions

B15. Post-Reconstructive "Paraomental" Hernias: A New Repair For A New Problem
Jeffrey H. Donaldson, M.D., Thomas B. Brady , M.D.
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
B16. Interval Appendectomy Improves Outcomes in Children with Complicated Appendicitis
Dennis W. Vane, M.D., Nathanial Fernandez, M.D.
University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
B17. Laparoscopic Peritoneal Lavage for Complicated Sigmoid Diverticulitis
John C. Friel, M.D., John J. Kelly, M.D., Richard Perugini, M.D., Craig Paterson, M.D., Timothy Counihan, M.D.
UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA
B18. En-bloc Heart and Thymus Transplantation in Cynomolgus Monkeys
Ashok Muniappan, M.D., Douglas R. Johnston, M.D., Dax A. Guenther, M.D., Tsuyoshi Shoji, M.D., Svjetlan S. Boskovic, M.D., Ruediger Hoerbelt, M.D., Stuart L. Houser, M.D., James S. Allan, M.D, Kazuhiko Yamada, M.D., Tatsuo Kawai, M.D., John C. Wain, M.D., David H. Sachs, M.D., Joren C. Madsen, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

11:25 A.M. - 12:10 P.M. Podium Presentations
10 Minute Presentations Followed by 8 Minute Discussions

11. Laparoscopic Roux-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGBP): Results and Learning Curve of a High Volume Academic Program
Scott A. Shikora, M.D.
Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
12. Strength of Tissue Attachment to Mesh After Ventral Hernia Repair with Synthetic Composite Mesh in a Porcine Model
Sarah Majercik, M.D., Vassiliki Tsikitis, M.D., David A. Iannitti, Sr., M.D.
Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

12:10 P.M. Adjourn
+ Resident Prize

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