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2023 Program & Abstracts

Program  |  New England ASMBS chapter for MBS  |  Posters

Podium papers: 8 minute presentation, 5 minute discussion
Brief papers: 3 minute presentation, 2 minute discussion


Friday, September 29, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speaker Ready Room
Commodore Perry
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Poster Set-Up
Brenton Hall & Grand Ballroom
12:00 - 5:30 pm
Exhibit Hall Hours
Brenton Hall
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Scientific Session I
Grand Ballroom
Co-Moderators: James M. Lindberg, MD; Carlos E. Marroquin, MD
1.
Impact Of Pre-Operative Weight Loss On 30-Day Complication Rates Following Bariatric Surgery
*Omnia S. Saleh1, *Youssef MK Farag2,3,4, *Pourya Medhati1, Ali Tavakkoli1
1Division of General and GI Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston; 2PGME, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States; 3Bayer, Hanover NJ, United States; 4Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, United States
2.
Diagnostic Staging Laparoscopy In Gastric Adenocarcinoma: A Review Of Best Practices And Quality Assessment At A Rural Regional Referral Hospital
*John A. Steinharter1, Conor O'Neill2
1University of Vermont Robert Larner, MD School of Medicine, Burlington, VT, United States; 2University of Vermont Cancer Center, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT, United States
3.
Post-Surgical Opioid Prescribing via Rule-Based Guidelines Derived from In-Hospital Consumption: An Assessment of Efficacy Based on Actual Patient-Reported Post-Discharge Opioid Consumption
Brendin Beaulieu-Jones1, *Margaret T. Berrigan1, *Kortney A. Robinson1, *Larry A. Nathanson2, *Aaron Fleishman1, *Gabriel A. Brat1
1Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States; 2Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States
4.
Gender Disparities in Surgical Resident Operative Performance Evaluations
*Yao Liu, *Jasmine Gibson, *Kenneth Lynch, *Ashlie Haas-Rodriguez, *Carla Moreira, *Rachel Beard, David Harrington, Thomas J. Miner
Surgery, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States
5.
EHR-Integrated Questionnaires In Colorectal Surgery: Would Patients Accept This As Standard Of Care?
*Ming Cai, Sandra L. Wong, Sara W. Mayo
Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, United States
Brief 1.
Comparing the Outcomes of Single-port and Three-port Laparoscopic Appendectomies in Pediatric Patients
*Elyssa Harris1, Max D. Hazeltine1, Robert McLoughlin1, *Julie Flahive2, *Yurima Guilarte-Walker3, Jeremy Aidlen1, Michael Hirsh1, *Kaitlyn Wong1, Muriel Cleary1
1Pediatric Surgery, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA, United States; 2Surgery, UMass Chan Medical School, Worcester, MA, United States; 3Health Informatics and Implementation Science, UMass Chan Medical School, Worcester, MA, United States
Brief 2.
Sustained Success of a Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Protocol Over One Decade
Anna Kobzeva-Herzog1, Jeffrey J. Siracuse2, Michael Cassidy3, *Spencer Wilson1, *Ryan Macht4, *Stephanie Talutis5, *Pamela Rosenkranz1, David McAneny1
1General Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States; 2Vascular Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States; 3Surgical Oncology, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States; 4Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States; 5Vascular Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Brief 3.
Gender-specific Differences in Tissue Remodeling and Revascularization Following Gene-based Therapy in a Mouse Model of Hind Limb Ischemia
*Priscilla E. Lam1, Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu2, *Ajayan Manoor Supran2, *Pradeep Seetur Radhakrishna2, *Andrew Kemerley2, Alexander Palesty1, *Nilanjana Malik2
1Surgery, Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT, United States; 2Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Uconn Health, Farmington, CT, United States
Brief 4.
Assessment of the Modified Frailty Index and Risk Factors for Point-of-Origin Discharge Failure (PODF) Following Lobectomy
*Victoria Yin2, *Sean C. Wightman1, *Scott M. Atay1, *Takashi Harano1, Anthony W. Kim1
1Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA, United States; 2Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Brief 5.
Robotic One Anesthetic Diagnosis and Treatment (ROADAT): A Novel Program for Expedited Lung Cancer Care
*Kevin M. Dickson1, *Benjamin A. Palleiko1, *Mark W. Maxfield1, *Rahul Sood2, *Andrew Fischer3, Karl Uy1, *Isabel Emmerick1, Feiran Lou1
1Surgery, UMass Chan, Worcester, MA, United States; 2Interventional Pulmonology, UMass Chan, Worcester, MA, United States; 3Pathology, UMass Chan, Worcester, MA, United States
2:00 - 3:00 pm
AI and Surgery: the Progress, the Promise, and the Perils
Grand Ballroom
*Gregory D. Hager; Johns Hopkins University
3:00 - 3:30 pm
Coffee Break: Visit Exhibits & Posters
Brenton Hall
3:30 - 4:45 pm
Scientific Session II
Grand Ballroom
Co-Moderators: Alia Aunchman, MD; Lucy Ruangvoravat, MD
6.
Analysis of Demand for General Surgeons in Northern New England
*Robin Cotter, *Matthew Carroll, Brent White, Sean Bears, Kari Rosenkranz
General Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, United States
7.
Site-Specific Variations in Circulating Tumor DNA Levels and Kinetics in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
*Varun V. Bansal1, *Erika Belmont2, *Ankit Dhiman3, *Hunter D. Witmer4, *Frederick Godley4, *Shen Li4, *Cecilia T. Ong4, *Blase Polite2, *Oliver Eng5, *Ardaman Shergill2, *Kiran K. Turaga1
1Surgical Oncology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States; 2Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States; 3Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, United States; 4Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States; 5Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Orange County, CA, United States
8.
Recurrence Rates After Nonoperative Treatment Of Acute Appendicitis In Children: Long-Term Follow-Up
*Emily Hensler, *Debra Watson-Smith, *Andrew McCarthy, *Melissa Vanover, Francois Luks
Brown University/Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI, United States
9.
Arteriovenous Malformation MAP2K1-Mutant Endothelial Cells Exhibit Dysregulated Vasculogenesis In-Vitro And In-Vivo
*Matthew P. Vivero1, *Cheng Yu Sheng1, *Patrick Smits1, *Michal Ad1, *Joyce Bischoff2, *Matthew Warman3, *Arin Greene1
1Plastic Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, MA, MA, United States; 2Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States; 3Orthopedic Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States
Brief 6.
Patient Satisfaction and Attendance with Virtual Care in a Multidisciplinary Bariatric Program
*Lindsay Miamen, *Meghan Ariagno, *Amanda Lavasseur, *Catherine Page, *Ema Barbosa Brown, *Yali Lu, *Paul Davidson, *Scott Shikora, Eric Sheu
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States
Brief 7.
Intrinsic Tumor Characteristics Related to Recurrence Risk and Overall Survival In Patients with Uveal Melanoma
*Aikaterini Dedeilia1, *Nicholas Stratigakis2, *Aleigha Lawless2, *Tatyana Sharova2, *Kendra Pallin2, Genevieve M. Boland1
1Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, United States; 2Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, United States
Brief 8.
Effectiveness of a Basic Bleeding Control Course for Public Transit Drivers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
*Josh Drake1, *Fredirick Mashili2, *George Kiwango2, *Deus Kitapondya2, *Sean Kivlehan1
1Emergency Health Systems, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Boston, MA, United States; 2Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Brief 9.
Effects of an IV acetaminophen-based pain protocol on neonatal post-operative outcomes
*Christopher Zaro, *Symren Dhaliwal, *Katherine Sullivan, *Jeremy Aiden, Michael Hirsh, Muriel Cleary
Medical School, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Worcester, MA, United States
4:45 - 5:30 pm
Posters of Distinction
Grand Ballroom
Co-Moderators: John H. Sanders, MD; Brent C. White, MD
POD1.
Temporal Trends In Lymph Node Harvest For Oncologic Resection Of Stage II And III Colon Cancer
*George Q. Zhang, *Joshua Kang, *Vanessa Welten, Jennifer Irani, *Nelya Melnitchouk, James Yoo, Ronald Bleday, *Joel Goldberg
Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States.
POD2.
Management Of NASH/Cirrhosis Patients In A Tertiary Bariatric Surgery Center
*Darya M. Herscovici1, *Thuy Duong Doan1, *Avery Pullman1, *Lyle Suh1, Richard Perugini2
1. UMASS Chan Medical School, Worcester, MA, United States. 2. Department of Surgery, UMASS Memorial Health, Worcester, MA, United States.
POD3.
Regional And Hospital Based Socioeconomic Disparities In The Management Of Acute Cholecystitis
*Carmen Fahlen, *Chibueze Nwaiwu, *Andrew H. Stephen, Daithi S. Heffernan
Brown University / Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, United States.
POD4.
Overall Volume Of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Positively Impacts Gastric Cancer Outcomes At Centers With Low Gastrectomy Volume
*Kelsey Romatoski, *Susanna W. de geus, *Sophie H. Chung, Marianna V. Papageorge, *Alison P. Woods, *Gordana Rasic, *Sing Chau Ng, Jennifer F. Tseng, Teviah E. Sachs
General Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States.
POD5.
Using Thromboelastography With Platelet Mapping To Tailor Post-Operative Thromboprophylaxis Following Lower Extremity Revascularization
*Ryan Hall, *Monica Majumdar, *Sasha Suarez, *Ivy Lee, *Tiffany Bellomo, *Samuel Jessula, *Kathryn Nuzzolo, *Nikolaos Zacharias, *Anahita Dua
Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, United States.
POD6.
Expression Of Contactin-1 As A Potential Mediator Of Melanoma Brain Metastasis
*David G. Su1, *Veronica Chiang3, *David Schoenfeld2, Kelly Olino4, *Harriet Kluger2, *Lucia Jilaveanu2
1. General Surgery, Yale New Haven Hospital, Hamden, CT, United States. 2. Medical Oncology, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, United States. 3. Neurosurgery, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, United States. 4. Surgical Oncology, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, United States.
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Welcome Reception
Rose Island

Saturday, September 30, 2023
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker Ready Room
Grand Ballroom
6:45 - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Brenton Hall
6:45 AM - 10:45 am
Exhibit Hall Hours
Brenton Hall
7:45 - 8:40 am
Scientific Session III
Grand Ballroom
Co-Moderators: Dougald C. MacGillivray, MD; Brendin R. Beaulieu-Jones, MD
10.
Patient Reported Outcomes In Emergency General Surgery A Qualitative Study
Kevin M. Schuster, *Yasmin Ali, *Rick O'Connor, *Rachel Levinson
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States
11.
Assessing Resolution of Inflammation as a Potential Novel Risk Determinant for Stage 3 Colon Cancer Recurrence: A Translational Study
*Megan L. Sulciner1, *Kimmie Ng2, *William Tan2, *Lauren Brais2, Chandrajit Raut3, *Charles Serhan4
1Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States; 2Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States; 3Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States; 4Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury, Department of Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States
12.
Outcome Of A Care Protocol In A Dedicated Pilonidal Care Clinic
*Madelyn McArthur, *Kathleen Renzi, *Gheed Murtadi, *Nikki Check, David P. Mooney
Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States
13.
Assessing Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema Screening and Treatment Gaps in a Safety-Net Hospital
*Sara Young1, Alaina Geary1, *Xuewei Zhao1, *Kelly Kenzik1, Michael Cassidy1, *Robin Newman2, *Andrea Merrill1
1Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States; 2Occupational Therapy, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States
8:40 - 8:55 am
Introduction of New Members
Grand Ballroom
9:00 - 10:00 am
The Surgical Chairs Job In Modern Medicine: Who Do You Work For, What Do You Do, Who And What Do You Need To Do It? A Moderated Exploration Of The Challenges, Frustrations And Conflicts As Well As The Joys And Opportunities
Grand Ballroom
Co-Moderators: Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH; Sidhu P. Gangadharan, MD
Panelist:
Keith D. Lillemoe, MD; Massachusetts General Hospital
Scott H. Kurtzman, MD; Waterbury Hospital
Mitchell C. Norotsky, MD; University of Vermont Medical Center
Sandra L. Wong, MD; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Brian W. Nolan, MD; Maine Medical Center
10:00 - 10:30 am
Coffee Break: Visit Exhibits & Posters
Brenton Hall
10:30 - 11:50 am
Scientific Session IV
Grand Ballroom
Co-Moderators: Paige Teller, MD; David J. Mancini, MD
14.
Mining for Gold - The Personal Statement in General Surgery Residency Candidate Selection
*Gordana Rasic, *Aaron D. Richman, Donald T. Hess, Luise I. Pernar
Department of Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States
15.
Development of a Mobile Application for Peer-to-Peer Physician Consultations in the War Setting in Ukraine
Ali Dzhemiliev*1, Svitlana Bielichenko2, Darya Kizub3, Galyna Shabat4, Inesa Huivaniuk5, Solomiia Semeniv7, Olha Lutsiv6, Vanessa Welten1, Nelya Melnitchouk1
1Surgery, Brigham and Women`s Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Massachusets General Hospital, Boston, MA; 3Hematology Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Huston, TX; 4Merano Hospital, Merano, Italy; 5National Cancer Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine; 6University of Alberta, Alberta, AB, Canada; 7Krakow Hospital, Krakow, Poland
16.
COVID-19 Recovery and Abdominal Cancer Surgical Outcomes: An NCDB Analysis
*Peter L. Zhan1, *Maureen E. Canavan2, *Sora Ely1, *Brooks Udelsman1, *Winston L. Trope1, *Daniel J. Boffa1, *Ira L. Leeds1
1Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States; 2Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States
17.
Safety of Same Day Discharge after Bariatric Surgery: A Retrospective Six Year North American Analysis
*Tina Bharani, Ali Tavakkoli, Malcolm K. Robinson, Eric Sheu
1Department of Surgery , Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States
18.
Outcomes and Predictors of Adverse Events in Acute Type A Aortic Dissection: A Retrospective Study
*Abdulrahman H.M. Hassab1, *James Antonios1, *Matthew Williams1, *Arnar Geirsson1, *Prashanth Vallabhajosyula1, Roland Assi1,2,3
1Department of Surgery (Cardiac), Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States; 2Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT, United States; 3Program in Vascular Biology and Therapeutics, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States
19.
Outcomes and Management of Re-establishing Bariatric Patients' Care
*Pourya Medhati, *Omnia Saleh, Eric Sheu, Ali Tavakkoli
Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States
Brief 10.
A New Era For ERAS: Opioid-Free Discharge?
*Ming Cai, *Jessica R. Henkin, Sara W. Mayo
Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, United States
11:55 am - 12:50 pm
37th Annual Samuel Jason Mixter Lecturer
Sponsored by the NESS Scholars Foundation
Grand Ballroom

The Changing Paradigm of Surgical Education
Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, FACS
1:00 pm
Free Afternoon
2:00 PM
Optional Tour: Golden to Gilded (Separate Registration Required)
NESS will be offering a private walking tour with the Newport Historical Society, Golden to Gilded.
From Newport’s colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people. This tour lasts approximately 75-90 mins.
6:15 - 7:00 pm
New Members Pre-Reception (Invitation only)
Newport
6:15 - 7:00 pm
DEI in Surgery Pre-Reception
Newport
7:00 pm
President's Reception & Dinner
Reception: Ballroom Foyer
Dinner: Grand Ballroom
Business Attire


Post Dinner Speaker: The past, present, and future of fisheries in Narragansett Bay and beyond
*Sarah Schumann

Sunday, October 1, 2023
7:00 - 11:00 am
Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:00 - 10:00 am
Speaker Ready Room
Grand Ballroom
7:00 - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Brenton Hall
7:30 - 8:15 am
Annual Business Meeting (Members Only)
Grand Ballroom
8:15 - 8:55 am
Scientific Session V
Grand Ballroom
Co-Moderators: Maija Cheung, MD; Kartik Pandya, MD
20.
Sports Hernia and MRI: How Does The "Gold Standard" Correlate?
John Bonadies1, *Daryle J. Lamonica2, *Evan Fear3
1PACT, Hartford Healthcare, North Haven, CT, United States; 2Quinnipiac Medical School, Hamden, CT, United States; 3Biochemistry, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, United States
21.
Proteomic Analysis Reveals Sex Specific Changes in Chronically Ischemic Swine Myocardium Treated with Sodium-glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitor Canagliflozin
*Dwight D. Harris, *Sharif A. Sabe, *Mark Broadwin, *Cynthia Xu, *Mohamed Sabra, *M. Ruhul Abid, Frank Sellke
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, United States.
22.
Development of a Deep Learning System for Prediction of Chemotherapy Resistance from Staging Laparoscopy Images
Thomas Schnelldorfer1, *Janil Castro1, *Francis W. Nugent2, *Georgios Georgalis3
1Division of Surgical Oncology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States; 2Division of Hematology / Oncology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States; 3Data Intensive Studies Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA, United States
9:00 - 10:00 am
Managing surgical complications, might endoscopy save the day?
Grand Ballroom
Co-Moderators: Ali Tavakkoli, MD; Donald T. Hess, MD

Chronic Sleeve leak with Gastrobronchial Fistula
Eric Sheu, MD; Brigham and Women's Hospital

Colonocutaneaous Fistula with Infected Mesh
Donald T. Hess, MD; Boston Medical Center

RYGB with Choledocholithiasis
Marissa Mendez, MD; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med. Ctr.

Recent Advances In Endoscopic Management Of GI Complications
Chris Thompson, MD; Brigham & Women's Hospital
10:05 am
Introduction of President
Grand Ballroom
Kathleen A. LaVorgna, MD
2022 - 2023 NESS Vice President
10:10 am
Presidential Address
Grand Ballroom
"New England Surgical Society: Long may it prosper"
Giles F. Whalen, MD
2022-2023 NESS President
11:00 am
Adjournment

+ Podium Prize Eligible
~ Brief Prize Eligible
^ New Member Prize Eligible
* NESS Non-Members