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The SSAT Poster Sessions will be held in the Exhibit Hall C of the San Diego Convention Center, from 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Authors will be at their posters to answer questions from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM.

Designated presenting authors are listed; view a complete author string with abstract by clicking on the poster title.
Poster of Distinction indicates a Poster of Distinction.

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Esophageal Diseases III
Tu1265 Predicting Intraoperative Hiatal Hernia Size: Endoscopy or Video Esophogram?
James Tatum, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Tu1266 Sponge Cytology as a Novel Screening Tool for the Early Detection of Esophageal Cancer; Pilot Results from the First U.S. Trial
Kelly Haisley, Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
Tu1267 High-Resolution Manometry Evaluation of Pressures at the Pharyngo-Upper Esophageal Area in Patients with Oropharyngeal Dysphagia Due to Vagal Paralysis
Fernando A.M. Herbella, Surgery, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Tu1268 A Multidisciplinary Approach Is Essential for the Treatment of Esophageal Achalasia
Ciro Andolfi, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Tu1269 Unexpected Subserosal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Encountered during Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
Robert Wright, Meridian Surgery Center, Puyallup, WA
Tu1270 High Levels of CD4+ T Cell Is Associated to Recurrence/Relapse after Clinical Complete Response after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Squamous Cell Cancer of the Thoracic Oesophagus
Marco Scarpa, Oncological Surgery Unit, Regional Centre for Oesophageal Disease, Veneto Institute of Oncology, Padova, Italy
Tu1271 Quality of Life after Esophagectomy for Cancer - QOLEC1: A Randomized Controlled Trial on Psychological Support and Sleep Adjuvant Devices in Esophagectomy Postoperative Management
Marco Scarpa, Oncological Surgery Unit, Regional Centre for Oesophageal Disease, Veneto Institute of Oncology (IOV-IRCCS), Padova, Italy
Tu1272 Radiofrequency Energy Delivery to the Lower Esophageal Sphincter Improves Gastroesophageal Reflux Patient Reported Outcomes in Failed Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication Cohort
Mark David Noar, The Heartburn and Reflux Center, Gastroenterology, Endoscopic Microsurgery Associates, Johns Hopkins Medicine - Howard County Hospital, Towson, MD
Tu1274 Lap Nissen Failures: Slipped Nissen or Missed Nissen?
Mustafa Abdul-Hussein, gastroenterology and hepatology, medical university of south carolina, Charleston, SC
Tu1275 Immediate Surgery and Not Preoperative Chemotherapy Improves Recurrence-Free Interval in Patients with cT2 Esophageal Cancer
Erwin Rieder, Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Tu1276 The Learning Curve for Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: Impact of Experience on Postoperative Complications and Operative Times
Patrick Daniel Lorimer, Surgery, Levine Cancer Institute, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
Tu1277 Comparison of Laparoscopic Gastric Preconditioning Techniques Prior to Esophagectomy: Outcomes from 81 Consecutive Cases
Lava Yogendra Patel, Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL
Tu1278 Is Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation a More Reproducible Procedure than Fundoplication for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?
Jessica Reynolds, Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Obesity and Nutrition III
Tu2032 Nutritional Evaluation in Pigs Submitted to a Serial Transversal Enteroplasty (STEP)
Alexandre Bakonyi, Sr., Surgery, Botucatu School of Medicine, Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tu2033 Weight Loss and Resolution of Obesity Co-Morbidities Vary by Health Insurance Status after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB): An Analysis of 73,604 Bold Database Patients
Amna Mehdi, Department of Medicine, Inspira Health Network, Vineland, NJ
Tu2035 National Trends in Intra-Operative Endoscopy during Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
John N. Afthinos, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY
Tu2036 Bariatric Surgical Outcomes in NY State, the Role of Hospital and Surgeon Volume: An Analysis of 52,690 Patients
Vamsi V. Alli, Surgery, Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Tu2037 Predictive Factors of Weight Regain following Bariatric Surgery
Charles Joseph Keith, Jr., University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Tu1728 Incidence and Risk Factors Associated with Bile Leak and Liver Failure following Hepatic Resection among a Cohort of 3,064 Patients in the United States
Neda Amini, Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Tu1729 Suppression of Hepatic Stellate Cell Activation by HJC0123: A Novel Small-Molecule Inhibitor of STAT3
Fredrick Bohanon, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Tu1730 A Clinical Score Predicting the Occurence of Liver-Related Complications following Hepatectomy
Fabio Bagante, G. B. Rossi Hospital, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Tu1731 A Novel Prediction Score Identifies Patients at High Risk for Readmission after Hepatic Resection
Mustafa Raoof, Surgery, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA

Biliary Tract Diseases III
Tu1515 Impact of Secreted Protein Acidic and Rich in Cysteine Expression on Prognosis after Surgical Resection for Biliary Carcinoma
Kazuhiro Toyota, Surgery, Applied Life Sciences institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Tu1516 The Value of Cholangiography in Elective Cholecystectomy for Patients with Normal Preoperative Liver Function Tests
Jessica Lynn Burgers, Medical Education, General Surgery, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH
Tu1517 How Much Pain Relief Do Patients Expect after Cholecystectomy?
Alejandro L. Suarez, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Tu1518 The Size of Epigastric Trocar Influences Pain in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Randomized Trial between 5 mm and 10 mm Epigastric Trocars and Influence on Post Operative Pain
Ramesh Ardhanari, G.I.Surgery, Meenakshi Mission Hospital, Madurai, India
Tu1519 Outcome and Prognosis after Resection of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Single Center Series of 79 Patients
Hannes Philipp Neeff, Department of Surgery, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Tu1520 Acute Cholecystitis Classification. Analysis and Evaluation of the New Diagnostic Criteria and Severity of Acute Cholecystitis Revised by Tokyo Group 2013
Sandra Luz Briones-Fraga, Gastroenterology Department, Hospital General de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Tu1521 Current Trends and Effectiveness in Percutaneous Cholecystostomy Tube Utilization
Kai Zhao, Surgery, SUNY Stony Brook, Coram, NY

Pancreatic Diseases III
Tu1500 Sarcopenia Is Significantly Associated with Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency in the Patients with Pancreatic Disease
Ryuta Shintakuya, Surgery, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
Tu1501 Exploring the Prognostic Value of Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratio (PLR) after Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma: A 14-Year Single-Center Experience
Ahmed I. Salem, General Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Tu1503 Pancreatectomy with Arterial Resection and Reconstruction for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Involving Major Visceral Arteries (T4 Lesions) Can Acheive R0 Resection with Improved Survival
Yuri Genyk, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Tu1504 Postoperative Cholangitis after Pancreatoduodenectomy: A Retrospective Study
Hiroki Ueda, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan
Tu1505 Racial Inequality in Pancreatic Cancer Healthcare: A Cost Analysis of New York State Patients
Sonia Bharel, Stony Brook University Hospital, East Setauket, NY
Tu1506 Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Transmural Drainage of Walled Off Pancreatic Necrosis in Patients with Portal Hypertension and Intra Abdominal Collaterals
Surinder S. Rana, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India
Tu1507 MUC13: An Early Diagnostic Marker for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Stephen Wheeler Behrman, Surgery, Univ. of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Tu1508 Hemorrhage after Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Does Timing Matter?
Gyulnara G. Kasumova, Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Tu1509 Preoperative Pain in Pancreas Cancer: A Predictor of Perineural Invasion?
Rosalie Carr, General Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Tu1510 Laparoscopic Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Adenocarcinoma Results in Short-Term Oncologic Outcomes and Long-Term Overall Survival Rates Identical to Those for Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy but Affords Shorter Hospitalization
Olga Kantor, Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Tu1511 Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy for Adenocarcinoma Results in Short-Term Oncologic Outcomes and Long-Term Survival Rates Identical to Open Distal Pancreatectomy but Affords Shorter Hospitalization
Olga Kantor, Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Tu1512 Does Hyperbilirubinemia Contribute to Adverse Patient Outcomes following Pancreatoduodenectomy?
Stephen Wheeler Behrman, Surgery, Univ. of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Tu1513 Does Radiologic Response Correlate to Pathologic Response in Patients Undergoing Neoadjuvant Therapy for Pancreatic Malignancy?
Brent Taiting Xia, Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Tu1514 Empiric Post-Operative Metoclopramide Reduces Delayed Gastric Emptying after Pancreaticoduodenectomy
Brandon Chapman, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders III
Tu1444 Comparative Analysis of Techniques and Outcomes for Resection of Benign or Low-Grade Neoplasms in the Duodenum
Angelena Crown, Section of General, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Tu1445 Systematic Review of Surgical Management of Typhoid Intestinal Perforation
Jennifer Rickard, University of Minnesota, Boston, MA
Tu1446 Evaluation of Blood Flow of Small Bowel Artery and Bridging between Superior and Inferior Mesenteric Artery by 3D CTA
Jia Ke, 6th affiliated hospital, Sun Yat-sen university, Guangzhou, China
Tu1447 Long-Term Outcomes of Surgical Treatment for Primary Lymphoma of Small and Large Intestine: Does Intestinal Perforation Matter?
Eon Chul Han, Department of Surgery, Dae Cheong Hospital, Seoul, Korea (the Republic of)
Tu1448 Intragastric Injection of Botulinum Toxin A to Treat Gastric Cancer: An Open-Label Phase II Clinical Trial
Gøran Andersen, Department of Surgery, Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Tu1449 Marginal Ulcerations Occur Later than Previously Described and Have a Long and Variable Time to Resolution
Allison Schulman, Division of Gastroenterology, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Tu1450 Braun Enteroenterostomy: A Safe Technique to Minimize Risk of Delayed Gastric Emptying after Distal Gastrectomy
Stephen Doane, Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Tu1451 Centralization of Care and Histologic Grade Alters Survival in Gastric Neuroendocrine Tumors
Renee Tholey, Surgery, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
Tu1452 Pathological Response Does Mean Something: An Analysis of Gastric Adenocarcinoma
Muhammad Umar Butt, Surgery, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Tu1453 Primary Duodenal Adenocarcinoma : A 14-Years Experience with 16 Resected Cases
Akira Nakashima, Surgery, Hiroshima City Asa Citizens Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan

Colorectal Diseases III
Tu1811 Enhanced Recovery after Colorectal Surgery: Does It Make Cents?
Jamie C. Harris, General Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Tu1812 An Update on Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer: An NCDB Analysis
Elie Sutton, Surgery, Mt. Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt, New York, NY
Tu1813 MELD-Na Score Is Associated with 30-Day Morbidity and Mortality among Patients Undergoing Emergent Colon Resection
Ann-Kristin Ulla Friedrich, Surgery, Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Saint Mary's Hospital, Worcester, MA
Tu1814 A Critical Appraisal on Different Techniques to Treat Haemorrhoids: Results from a Large Prospective Study
Mostafa Shalaby, Surgery, Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Mansoura University, Rome, Rome, Italy
Tu1815 Plasma Levels of Progranulin, a Tumorgenic Protein, Are Persistently Elevated during the First Month after Minimally Invasive Colorectal Cancer Resection
H M C Shantha Kumara, Department of Surgery, Colon and Rectal Division, Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY
Tu1816 Predicting Failure in Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS)
Tyler Stephen Wahl, General Surgery, UAB, Birmingham, AL
Tu1818 Do Anti-TNF Agents Affect Postoperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
Chaya Shwaartz, Ichan school of medicine, New York, NY
Tu1819 Clinical Features and Outcomes in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis and Cancer: A Single Centre Experience
Vivek Mangla, Surgical gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India, New Delhi, India
Tu1820 Risk Factors of Mortality after Anastomotic Leak following Elective Colorectal Operations: ACS-NSQIP Analysis
Reza Fazl Alizadeh, Surgery, University of California, Irvine, IRVINE, CA
Tu1821 Laparoscopic Ventral Bio-Mesh Rectopexy for Internal and External Rectal Prolapse
Pierpaolo Sileri, Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Tu1822 Clinicopathological Characterization of Colorectal Cancer with Invasive Micropapillary Carcinoma Component
Hiroki Kitagawa, Department of Surgery, Hiroshima City Asa Citizens Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan
Tu1823 Is Conversion of a Failed Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis to a Continent Ileostomy a Predictor of Failure in Long-Term?
Erman Aytac, Cleveland Clinic, CLEVELAND, OH
Tu1824 Fistula Tract Transposition for Extrasphincteric Perianal Fistulae in Crohn’s Disease
Antonio Baldin, Jr, Surgery, University Federal of Parana - Brazil, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
Tu1825 Trends and Short-Term Outcomes of Surgical Methods for Bowel Resection in Colorectal Cancer Patients
Jamin Kweku Addae, Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of medicine, Baltimore, MD
Tu1826 Tumor-Induced Stenosis Can Be Considered a Prognostic Factor in Colorectal Cancer
Frank Meyer, Dept. of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital at Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
Tu1827 Predictors of Postoperative Complications Associated with Loop Ileostomy Closure
Tamar Bella Nobel, Surgery, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

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