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Literature

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Using Biologic Collagen Matrix

Technique Safe, Effective and Offers Many Potential Advantages
By Joseph J. Pietrafitta, MD

"Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair has its proponents as well as its critics. There is no question that results will vary in different clinical settings. This is certainly not a “see one, do one, teach one” type of surgical procedure. The learning curve..." Read Full Article

Experimental Transperitoneal Laparoscopic Pyloroplasty

By Pietrafitta, Joseph J. M.D.; Schultz, Leonard S. M.D.; Graber, John N. M.D.; Hickok, David F. M.D.

Laser Laparoscopic Herniorraphy: A Clinical Trial Preliminary Results

By Schultz, Leonard S. M.D.; Graber, John N. M.D.; Pietrafitta, Joseph J. M.D.; Hickok, David F. M.D

Laser Laparoscopic Vagotomy and Pyloromyotomy

By Pietrafitta, Joseph J. M.D.; Schultz, Leonard S. M.D.; Graber, John N. M.D.; Hickok, David F. M.D.

An Experimental Technique of Laparoscopic Bowel Resection and Reanastomosis

By Pietrafitta, Joseph J. M.D.; Schultz, Leonard S. M.D.; Graber, John N. M.D.; Hickok, David F. M.D.

Cholecystcholangiography During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Cholecystcholangiography or Cystic Duct Cholangiography

By Pietrafitta, Joseph J. M.D.; Schultz, Leonard S. M.D.; Graber, John N. M.D.; Hickok, David F. M.D.

Retrograde Laparoscopic Appendectomy: Report of a Case

By Schultz, Leonard S. M.D.; Pietrafitta, Joseph J. M.D.; Graber, John N. M.D.; Hickok, David F. M.D.

Complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A prospective review of an initial 100 consecutive cases

By Graber, John N. M.D.; Schultz, Leonard S. M.D.; Pietrafitta, Joseph J. M.D.; Hickok, David F. M.D.
 

A Technique of Laparoscopic Knot Tying

By Joseph J. Pietrafitta, MD