New England Surgical Society
2018 Program & Abstracts

Program & Abstracts  |  Posters of Distinction & e-Posters

Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lobby Foyer
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speaker Ready Room
Lobby Foyer
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Poster of Distinction Set-Up
Longfellow (Lower Level)
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Hours
Longfellow (Lower Level)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Scientific Session I
Podium papers (8-minute presentation/5-minute discussion).
Brief papers (3-minute presentation/2-minute discussion).
Grand Ballroom (Main Level)
Co-Moderators: Robert J. Touloukian, Kari Rosenkranz
1:00 pm
+1. Identifying Preoperative Predictors of Weight Loss and Weight Regain after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: a Prospective Human Study
*Hassan Aliakbarian, *Keyvan Heshmati, Eric Sheu, Ali Tavakkoli
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
1:13 pm
+2. Subtotal Parathyroidectomy Versus Total Parathyroidectomy With Autotransplantation for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Dialysis Patients: Short and Long Term Outcomes
*Polina Zmijewski1, *Jonathan Staloff2, *Madeline Wozniak1, Peter J. Mazzaglia1;
1Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI;2Alpert School of Medicine, Providence, RI
1:26 pm
3. Changing Paradigms in Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Better Defining the Role of Neoadjuvant Radiation
*Roberto J. Vidri1, *Anne O. Vogt2, Dougald C. Macgillivray2, *Ian J. Bristol2, Timothy L. Fitzgerald2 ;
1Saint Mary's Medical Center, Lewiston, ME;2Tufts University Medical Center Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
1:39 pm
4. Improving Patient Centered Outcomes with Robotic Hepatic Resection for Liver Tumors in a Tertiary Academic Transplant Center
*Sarah Meade, *Yee Lee Cheah, *Caroline J. Simon, Roger L. Jenkins, *Mohamed E. Akoad
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
1:52 pm
5. Surgical Repair of Enterotomies Using Three-Dimensional Printed Biopatches in a Rat Model
*Renee M. Maina1, *Taras Lysyy1, *Peter Geibel1, *Maria J. Barahona1, *Michele Finotti12, David Mulligan1, *John P. Geibel1
1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT;2University of Padua, Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Padua, Italy
2:05 pm
Brief 1. Improved Utilization of Kidney Allografts from Deceased Donor with High Kidney Donor Profile Index in Select Candidates
Nahel Elias, *Linda Irwin, *Stephanie Yagos, *Jay Fishman, *Eliot Heher
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
2:10 pm
Brief 2. Impact of Autologous Blood Transfusion On Survival And Recurrence For Patients Undergoing Hepatectomy For Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases
*Ravinder Kang1, *Bronte E. Seath2, *Viola Huang1, Richard J. Barth Jr.1
1Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH;2Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
2:15 pm
Brief 3. Hospital Operative Volume is an Essential Quality Indicator for General Surgery Operations Performed Emergently in Geriatric Patients
*Robert D. Becher1, *Michael P. DeWane1, *Nitin Sukumar1, *Marilyn J. Stolar1, *Thomas M. Gill1, Robert M. Becher2, Adrian A. Maung1, Kevin M. Schuster1, Kimberly A. Davis1
1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT;2Park Surgical Associates, Brockton, MA
2:20 pm
Brief 4. Training Surgeons With Organs Unfit To Transplant
*Adam Petchers1, *Sheila Russell1, *Fuyuki Hirashima2, Mitchell Norotsky2, Carlos Marroquin2
1University of Vermont, Burlington, VT;2University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT
2:25 pm
Brief 5. Impact of Race, Insurance Status, and Primary Language on Patients with Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma at an Urban, Academic, Safety-Net Medical Center.
*Praveen Sridhar, *Priya Misir, David B. McAneny, *Susanna de Geus, Jennifer F. Tseng, *Teviah E. Sachs
Boston University, Boston, MA
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Scientific Session II
(Podium papers (8-minute presentation/5-minute discussion).
(Brief papers (3-minute presentation/2-minute discussion)
Grand Ballroom (Main Level)
Co-moderators: Antonia E. Stephen, Peter S. Yoo
3:00 pm
+6. Practice Patterns and Guideline Non-Adherence in Surgical Management of Appendiceal Carcinoid Tumors
*Danielle R. Heller, Raymond A. Jean, *Vadim Kurbatov, *Daniel Jacobs, *Alexander S. Chiu, Sajid A. Khan
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
3:13 pm
+7. Clinical Outcomes Following Identification of Tip Appendicitis on Ultrasonography and CT scan
*Briana Leung, *Nikhil Madhuripan, *Katharine Bittner, *Vida Rastegar, David Tashjian, Kevin Moriarty, *Stanley Polansky, Michael Tirabassi
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
3:26 pm
8. An Interdisciplinary Care Pathway for Frail Geriatric Trauma Patients
*Elizabeth A. Bryant, *Samir Tulebaev, *Manuel Castillo-Angeles, *Steven S. Senglaub, *Lynne O'Mara, *Meghan McDonald, Ali Salim, *Zara Cooper;
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
3:39 pm
+9. Atrial Fibrillation After Anatomic Lung Resection: Amiodarone Prophylaxis and Risk Stratification
*Eleah Porter1, *Kayla Fay1, *Emlyn Diakow2, *Timothy Millington1, *David Finley1, *Joseph Phillips1
1Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH; 2Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH
3:52 pm
+10. Early Postoperative Death in Extreme-Risk Patients: A Perspective on Surgical Futility
*Alexander Chiu, Raymond A. Jean, Kevin Y. Pei
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
4:05 pm
+11. Frailty Costs: The Economic Impact of Frailty in the Elective Surgical Patient
*Justin Wilkes, *Jessica Evans, *B. Stephen Prato, *Steven Hess, Dougald MacGillivray, Timothy Fitzgerald
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
4:18 pm
12. 53% Decline in Rhode Island Invasive Breast Cancer Mortality Since 1987: Mammography Prevents Mortality
Blake Cady1, *John P. Fulton2;
1Harvard Medical School, Brookline, MA; 2Rhode Island Cancer Registry, Providence, RI
4:31 pm
+13. Intimate Partner Violence Screening Training for Surgical Residents
*Ishna Sharma1, Christine Finck2
1University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT; 2Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT
4:45 pm
Brief 6. Defining Consult Competence: A Novel Tool for Evaluating the Surgical Consult Entrustable Professional Activity (EPA)
*Ryland S. Stucke1, Meredith J. Sorensen1, *Alexandra Rosser2, *Sarah Sullivan2
1Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH;2University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
4:50 pm
Brief 7. A Comparison of Partial and Total Colectomy in the Surgical Management of Clostridium Difficile Colitis
*David Peprah, *Alexander S. Chiu, Raymond A. Jean, Kevin Y. Pei
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
4:55 pm
Brief 8. Implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Decreases the Length of Stay Following Living Kidney Donor Nephrectomy
Nahel Elias, *Jennifer MacCready, *Laura Rossi, Tatsuo Kawai
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
State Caucus Meetings
Connecticut< /td> Winslow Homer Ballroom
Maine Rines A
Massachusetts Grand Ballroom
New Hampshire Rines B
Rhode Island Hawthorne
Vermont Marsden Hartley (Mezz Level)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception
Ballroom Pre-Function

Saturday, September 22, 2018
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lobby Foyer
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker Ready Room
Lobby Foyer
7:00 am - 10:45 am
Exhibit Hall Hours
Longfellow (Lower Level)
7:00 am - 7:45 am
Specialty Group Breakfasts

Navigating the Medicolegal Climate for Residents and Young Surgeons
Winslow Homer Ballroom
Moderator: Walter E. Longo
Faculty: Mark G. Lavoie, Attorney
Anne C. Larkin

Posters of Distinction Session for Best Poster Award
Longfellow (Lower Level)
Moderator: Kari S. Rosenkranz
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Longfellow (Lower Level)
7:45 am - 8:40 am
Scientific Session III
Podium papers (8-minute presentation/5-minute discussion).
Brief papers (3-minute presentation/2-minute discussion).
Grand Ballroom
Co-moderators: Brigid K. Killelea, Matthew A. Conway
7:45 am
14. Should Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy be Eliminated in Elderly Rectal Cancer Patients? A Review of the NCDB
*Ayana Allard-Picou, *Shiva K. Mukkamalla, *John Hardaway, *Ritesh Rathore, N. Joseph Espat, Ponnandai Somasundar
Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI
7:58 am
15. Burden of Emergency Pediatric Surgical Procedures in Uganda: A Possible New Metric For Health System Performance in Resource-Limited Settings
*David F. Grabski1, *Maija Cheung2, *Nasser Kakembo3, *Anne Shikanda4, *Phyllis Kisa3, *Arlene Muzira3, *Martin Situma4, *John Sekabira3, *Doruk Ozgediz2
1University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA;2Yale University, New Haven, CT;3Makerere University, Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda4Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara Hospital, Mbarara, Uganda
8:11 am
16. Decreased Post-Surgical Opioid Prescribing Does Not Affect Provider Satisfaction Scores
*Christopher E. Louie, *Julia L. Kelly, Richard J. Barth, Jr
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
8:24 am
+17. Impact of Hepatectomy First in Management of Stage IV Colon Cancer with Synchronous Liver Metastases
*Vadim Kurbatov, *Benjamin Resio, *Danielle Heller, *Jun Lu, Sajid Khan
Yale College of Medicine, New Haven, CT
8:40 am - 8:55 am
Introduction of New Members
Grand Ballroom
8:55 am - 10:15 am
Paper of the Year & Scientific Session IV
Podium papers (8-minute presentation/5-minute discussion).
Brief papers (3-minute presentation/2-minute discussion).
Grand Ballroom
Co-moderators: Timothy L. Fitzgerald, Jennifer LaFemina
8:55 am
18. Paper or the Year Award: Genomic Responses in Mouse Models Poorly Mimic Human Inflammatory Diseases
Ronald G. Tompkins
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
9:08 am
+19. Does Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism Impact Mortality? A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
*Nicholas D. Klemen, *Paul L. Feingold, *Alexandria Brackett, Kevin Y. Pei
Yale University, New Haven, CT
9:21 am
+20. Does Overlapping Surgery Result in Worse Surgical Outcomes? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
*Rajshri Mainthia Gartland1, *Kristin Alves2, *Níssia Brasil3, *Matthew Mossanen4, *Elizabeth Mort5, *Cameron D. Wright1, *Carrie C. Lubitz1, *Collin May6
1Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA;2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA;3Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA;4Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA;5Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety, Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Physicians’ Organization, Boston, MA;6Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
9:34 am
21. Volume-Outcome Relationship in Portoenterostomy for Biliary Atresia in the United States
*Nathan Maassel, *Alex S. Chiu, Robert A. Cowles, Peter S. Yoo, *Daniel G. Solomon
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
9:47 am
22. Safety of Radiation Therapy Following Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction for Breast Cancer
*Lauren A. Gamble, *Julia Kelly, *Lesley Jarvis, Kari Rosenkranz, Christina Angeles
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
10:00 am
Brief 9. Contemporary Management of Spontaneous Retroperitoneal and Rectus Sheath Hematomas
*Michael Warren, Bishwajit Bhattacharya, Adrian Maung, Kimberly Davis
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
10:05 am
Brief 10. Driving Safety Among Surgical Residents in the Era of Duty Hour Restrictions
*Mollie R. Freedman-Weiss, *Danielle R. Heller, *Alexander S. Chiu, Raymond A. Jean, Peter S. Yoo
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
10:10 am
Brief 11. Perioperative Outcomes After Thyroidectomy: Does the Level of the First Assist Matter?
*Ravinder Kang1, *Jesse A. Columbo1, *Niveditta Ramkumar2, *Spencer W. Trooboff1, *Mark Eid1, *David T. Hughes3, Meredith J. Sorensen1
1Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH;2The Dartmouth Institute, Hanover, NH;3University Of Michigan Medical
10:15 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 10:50am
Conferment of the Nathan Smith Award
John P. Welch
10:50 am - 12:15 pm
New Frontiers in Surgical Oncology
Grand Ballroom

Moderator: Richard Barth
Daniel J. Boffa
The Local Option: The Rational Use of Local Therapy in Patients at High Risk of Dying from Metastatic Progression

Mehra Golshan
Neoadjuvant Therapy in Breast Cancer, Surgical and Imaging Challenges

Giles F. Whalen
Frontiers in Surgical Oncology: Melanoma
Afternoon Ticketed Activities
(*Separate Ticket Required)
12:00 - 4:00 PM
*Portland Art Museum/ Winslow Homer Studio Tour
$32 per person
Includes: Docent-led tour of the Portland Art Museum (PAM); transportation to/from the Winslow Homer Studio; and docent-led tour of the Winslow Homer Studio. Two groups will rotate between PAM and the Studio, with both groups meeting at the PAM Welcome Center. Lunch and snacks will NOT be included; breaks will be provided during the tour to purchase snacks/drinks.
12:15 - 1:45 PM
*Women in Surgery Luncheon
$30 per person (includes a boxed lunch)
Winslow Homer Ballroom
2:00 - 4:00 PM
*Lucky Catch Lobster Charter
6:15 PM
New Members Pre-Reception (Invitation only)
Winslow Homer Ballroom
7:00 pm
President's Reception & Dinner
Reception: Ballroom Balcony
Dinner: Grand Ballroom
Business Attire

Guest Speaker: Andrew J. Pershing, Ocean Ecology, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Lessons from the Gulf of Maine
7:00 pm - 9:30pm
Kids Banquet (Ages 5-12)

Sunday, September 23, 2018
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Lobby Foyer
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Exhibit Hall Hours
Longfellow (Lower Level)
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Speaker Ready Room
Lobby Foyer
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Longfellow (Lower Level)
7:30 am - 8:15 am
Annual Business Meeting (Members Only)
Grand Ballroom
8:15 am - 9:20 am
Scientific Session V
Podium papers (8-minute presentation/5-minute discussion).
Brief papers (3-minute presentation/2-minute discussion).
Grand Ballroom
Co-moderators: Ali Tavakkoli, Jesse S. Moore
8:15 am
23. Complete Neoadjuvant Treatment for Rectal Cancer (CONTRE) Study: Long Term Results.
*Yaphet Tilahun, *Howard Safran, *Matthew Vrees, Adam Klipfel, *Leslie Roth, Steven Schechter, *Justin Yu, *Kayla Rosati, *Thomas Dipetrillo, Nishit Shah
Warren Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI
8:28 am
+24. Transferred Emergency General Surgery Patients Are at Increased Risk of Death
*Manuel Castillo-Angeles, *Tarsicio Uribe-Leitz, *Molly Jarman, *Timothy Feeney, Ali Salim, Joaquim M. Havens
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
8:41 am
25. Outcomes of Extended Lymphadenectomy (LAD) for Gastroesophageal Carcinoma (GEC): A Large Western Series
*Selena Li1, *Christina L. Costantino2, David W. Rattner2, John T. Mullen2
1Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
8:54 am
+26. Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
*Keyvan Heshmati, *David A. Harris, Ali Tavakkoli, Eric G. Sheu
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
9:10 am
Brief 12. Development and Implementation of a Surgical Quality Improvement Pathway for Pediatric Intussusception Patients
*Alexander V. Chalphin, *Stephanie K. Serres, *Rosella Micalizzi, *Michele Dawson, *Caitlin Phinney, *Angelique Hrycko, *Ariel Martin-Quashie, *Michael Pepin, Charles J. Smithers, Shawn Rangel, Catherine Chen
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
9:15 am
Brief 13. Disparities Between Medicaid and Privately-Insured Patients Extend to Emergency Surgery: Medicaid Patients can Expect Less Surgery and More In-hospital Morbidity
*Jahnavi Kakuturu1, *Natalie Pozzi1, *Ann Friedrich1, *Rachelle Damle2, *Allison Wyman1, Demetrius Litwin1, Mitchell Cahan1
1University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA;2Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
9:20 am - 10:05 am
34th Annual Samuel Jason Mixter Lecture
Sponsored by the NESS Scholars Foundation
Grand Ballroom

Pancreatic Cancer: Current Outcomes - Is There Hope on the Horizon?
Keith D. Lillemoe
10:05 am - 10:10 am
Introduction of President
Grand Ballroom

Richard S. Swanson
10:10 am - 11:00 am
Presidential Address
Grand Ballroom

The Surgical Mentorship of John Homans by Harvey Cushing: The Untold Story
Robert J. Touloukian
11:00 am

+ RPE Eligible Papers
* NESS Non-Members

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