Recent Posts

How I Make It Work

From the Association of Women Surgeons blog by Danielle Walsh, MD
December is the time of year when the constant struggle between the needs of work and the commitment to family become most strained. Holiday performances at school, parties for kids sports and …

Laparoscopic CBD Stone Extraction

From Buckeye Surgeon

This case was sort of fun. The patient presented with abdominal pain, localized in the epigastrium and RUQ. The US demonstrated gallstones and a thickened gallbladder wall. His amylase and lipase values were extraordinarily elevated, suggesting an element of …

Managing Acute Diverticulitis

  Dr. Scott Regenbogen discusses evolving management of acute diverticulitis and the trend toward less surgery and fewer stomas. Themes: diagnostic criteria (imaging), non-operative management, Hartman’s procedure.

DVT In Children: How Old Is Old Enough?

From The Trauma Professional’s Blog

Adult trauma patients are at risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Children seem not to be. The big question is, when do children become adults? Or, at what age do we need to think about screening and providing prophylaxis …