Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
2018 Posters

Program and Abstracts | Posters

±P1.
Chronic Opioid Use after Coronary Bypass Surgery: Are We Contributing to the Epidemic?
Sameer A. Hirji, Samantha Landino, Jiyae Lee, Rohan M. Shah, Siobhan McGurk, Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Prem Shekar, Marc P. Pelletier
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
±P2.
The Emergency Surgery Score (ESS) as a Triage Tool Predicting the Postoperative ICU need of Emergency General Surgery Patients
Napaporn Kongkaewpaisan, Jae Moo Lee, Ask Tybjærg Nordestgaard, Naveen Sangji, Ahmed I. Eid, Suzanne F.M. van Wijck, Manasnun Kongwibulwut, Kelsey Han, David King, Peter Fagenholz, Noelle Saillant, April E. Mendoza, Martin G. Rosenthal, George Velmahos, Haytham M.A. Kaafarani
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
±P3.
Do Outcomes Following Open Esophagectomy Differ by Hospital Size? – Implications on High Volume Surgical Centers
Sameer A. Hirji, Rohan M. Shah, Abby White, Gita N. Mody, Scott J. Swanson
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
±P4.
Impact of Indomethacin and Other Risk Factors on Renal Function in Liver Transplant Recipients Following Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Rachel Bigos1, Thais Gift1, Sarah Shao1, Andric Perez-Ortiz2, Nahel Elias2
1Department of Pharmacy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
±P5.
Systemic Chemotherapy Does Not Prolong Survival in Patients with Metastatic Low Grade Appendiceal Mucinous Adenocarcinoma
Pamela Lu1,5, Adam C. Fields1, Jeffrey Meyerhardt2, Jennifer S. Davids3, Galyna Shabat1, Ronald Bleday1, Joel E. Goldberg1, Garrett M. Nash4, Nelya Melnitchouk1,5
1Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Dana Farber Cancer Center, Boston, MA; 3University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA; 4Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; 5Center for Surgery and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
±P6.
Debunking the July Effect in Cardiac Surgery: A National Analysis of Over 430,000 Procedures
Sameer Hirji, Rohan M. Shah, Farhang Yazdchi, Marc Pelletier, Prem Shekar, Tsuyoshi Kaneko
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
±P7.
Is Nicotine Replacement a Safe Alternative to Smoking In Plastic Surgery Patients?
Patrick Craft1, Basil Michaels2, Julian A Michaels, George Csank2
1Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA, USA; 2Berkshire Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Center, Pittsfield, MA, USA
±P8.
Insights into Hematogenous Donor Cell Routing after Transamniotic Stem Cell Therapy
Sarah A Tracy1, Alexander V Chalphin1, Ina Kycia1, Christopher Chan Julian A Michaels, Adam Finkelstein3, David Zurakowski1, Dario O Fauza1
1Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 2Boston University, Boston, MA, USA; 3Lafayette College, Easton, PA, USA
±P9.
Opioid Prescribing Patterns of Orthopaedic Surgery Residents Following Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures
Abhiram R. Bhashyam1, Jason Young Julian A Michaels, Rameez A. Qudsi1, Robert L. Parisien3, George S.M. Dyer4
1Harvard Combined Orthopaedics Residency Program, Boston, MA, USA; 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 3Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA ; 4Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
±P10.
Trends and Cross-Country Differences in the Scientific Impact of Women in Surgery: Closing the Gender Gap?
Susanna W.L. de Geus, Megan G. Janeway, Alaina D. Geary, Sing Chau Ng, David McAneny, Teviah E. Sachs, Jennifer F. Tseng
Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
±P11.
Obesity as Protective against, rather than a Risk Factor for, Postoperative Clostridium Difficile infection: A Nationwide Retrospective Analysis of 1,426,807 Surgical Patients
Karien Meier1,2, Ask Nordestgaard1, Ahmed I Eid1, Manasnun Kongwibulwut1, Napaporn Kongkaewpaisan1, Nikolaos Kokoroskos1, Jae Moo Lee1, Kelsey Han1, April E. Mendoza1, Martin Rosenthal1, Noelle Saillant1, Peter Fagenholz1, David King1, George Velmahos1, Haytham Kaafarani1
1Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 2Department of Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden University, The Netherlands
±P12.
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, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
P13.
P14.
Is Early Postoperative Infection a Predictor of Long Term Infections?
William J. O'Brien, Kalpana Gupta, Kamal M.F. Itani
VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
P15.
Intraoperative Heparin Use for Upper Extremity Arteriovenous Access Creation Does not Affect Outcomes
Stephen J. Raulli1, Thomas W. Cheng1, Alik Farber1, Mohammad H. Eslami2, Jeffrey A. Kalish1, Douglas W. Jones1, Denis V. Rybin3, Matthew Nuhn4, Amitabh Guatam4, Jeffrey J. Siracuse1
1Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; 3Department of Biostatics, Boston University, School of Public Health, Boston, MA; 4Division of Transplant Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
P16.
Is Abdominal Ultrasound a Useful Adjunct to Abdominal Radiograph in Neonates with Necrotizing Enterocolitis?
Sarah A Tracy1; Stefanie P Lazow1; Ilse Castro-Aragon2; Alan Fujii2; Judy Estroff1; Richard Parad3; David Zurakowski1; Catherine Chen1
1Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, MA, USA; 2Boston University Medical Center, MA, USA; 3Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital
P17.
Revision of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass with Limb Distalization for Inadequate Weight Loss or Weight Regain
Reuben D Shin, Michael B Goldberg, Sam Shikora, Allison Shafran, Melissa Majumdar, Scott A Shikora
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Boston, MA, USA
P18.
The Effect of the Duration of Preoperative Smoking Cessation Timing on Outcomes After Elective Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair and Lower Extremity Bypass
Nkiruka Arinze, Alik Farber, Scott R. Levin, Thomas W. Cheng, Douglas W. Jones, Carrie G. Siracuse, Virendra I. Patel, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Jeffrey J. Siracuse
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
P19.
The Role of Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase in Common Bile Duct Ligation Induced Liver Fibrosis
Yang Liu, Tao Liu, Vasan Robin, Adiliaghdam Fatemeh, Enyu Liu, Cavallaro Paul, Farber Matthew, Richard Hodin.
Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
P20.
High Risk of Proximal and Local Neoplasms in 2,206 Patients with Anogenital Extramammary Paget’s Disease
Grace C. Lee, Hiroko Kunitake, Caitlin Stafford, Liliana G. Bordeianou, Todd D. Francone, Rocco Ricciardi
Section of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
P21.
Utility of level III Axillary Node Dissection in Melanoma Patients with Palpable Axillary Lymph Node Disease
David A. Mahvi, Mark Fairweather, Charles H. Yoon, Nancy L. Cho
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
P22.
Laparoscopic versus open splenectomy for splenomegaly: the verdict is unclear
Reuben D Shin, Roger Lis, Nicholas R Levergood, David C Brooks, Brent T Shoji, Ali Tavakkoli
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Boston, MA
P23.
Accuracy and predictors of high ratings of U.S. colon and rectal surgeons on Healthgrades.com
Susanna S. Hill1, Chau M. Hoang1, Seyedeh N. Cheraghi1, Michelle R. Shabo1, Adam J. Resnick1, Nelya Melnitchouk2, Cristina R. Harnsberger1, Karim Alavi1, Paul R. Sturrock1, Justin A. Maykel1, Jennifer S. Davids1
1University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA, USA; 2Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA USA
P24.
Post-operative Opiate Management: Developing a Model for Balanced Prescribing
Brett Baker, John Kelly, Max Hazeltine, Olivia Karcis, Sardis Harward, Madeline Fryer, Richard Perugini
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Surgery
P25.
Perioperative Outcomes after Lower Extremity Bypass and Peripheral Vascular Interventions in Patients with Morbid and Super Obesity
Nkiruka V. Arinze, Scott Levin, Thomas W. Cheng, Alik Farber, Douglas W., Virendra I. Patel, Jeffrey Kalish, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Jeffrey Siracuse
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
P26.
Surgical Treatment of Breast Asymmetry Improves Quality of Life in Adolescents and Young Women
Laura C. Nuzzi, BA, Joseph M. Firriolo, Carolyn M. Pike, John G. Meara, Brian I. Labow
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
P27.
RYGB Reprograms Small Bowel to Dispose Glucose and treats T2DM
Tammy Lo, Renuka Subramaniam, Eric Sheu, Ali Tavakkoli
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
P28.
Learning Curve and Long-Term Outcomes for Jejunal Replacement of the Esophagus: A Single Center Experience in the Pediatric Population
Wendy Jo Svetanoff1, Sigrid Bairdain1, Kayla Hernandez2, Kathryn Davidson2, Thomas E. Hamilton1, Peter Ngo3, Michael Manfredi3, C. Jason Smithers1, Russell Jennings1
1Department of General Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Feeding and Swallowing Program, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA; 3Division of Gastroenterology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
P29.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Outcomes Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass versus Sleeve Gastrectomy
Keyvan Heshmati, Ali Tavakkoli, Eric Sheu
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P30.
Retrieval Bag during Laparoscopic Appendectomy: Do We Really Need It?
Adam C. Fields1*, Pamela Lu1,2*, Deanna L. Palenzuela1, Ronald Bleday1, Joel E. Goldberg1, Nelya Melnitchouk1,2
1Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 2Center for Surgery and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
*Co-first authors
P31.
Risk Factors for Hernia Recurrence: Preoperative Weight or Postoperative Complications?
Bryan V. Dieffenbach, Joshua S. Jolissaint, Thomas S. Tsai, Stanley Ashley, Ali Tavakkoli
Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P32.
Renovascular Hypertension in Children: Surgical Management and Outcomes at a Single Center Interdisciplinary Program
Stephanie Kim1, Deborah R. Stein2, Michael A. Ferguson2, Diego Porras3, Gulraiz Chaudry4, Michael Singh3, Leslie Smoot3, Heung Bae Kim1, Khashayar Vakili1
1Department of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 2Division of Nephrology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 3Department of Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 4Division of Interventional Radiology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
P33.
The Service Learning Project: A Unique Model for Patient Education and Advocacy Training in Early Medical Education
Su Yeon Lee1, Megan Janeway2, Zahrah Masheeb1, Fred Milgrim1, Angela Jones2, Steph Volpe2, Tracey Dechert2
1Boston University School of Medicine; 2Boston Medical Center
P34.
The Effect of Primary Language on Outcomes Following Cancer Operations using a Statewide Database
Timothy Feeney1, Michael Cassidy1, Yorghos Tripodis2, David McAneny1, Maureen Kavanagh1, Teviah Sachs1, Jennifer F. Tseng1, Frederick Thurston Drake1
1Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA; 2Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
P35.
Taxane-Based Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Adversely Impacts Lymphatic Contractility Rates
Anna Rose Johnson1, Melisa Granoff1, Jordan Broekhuis1, Bao N. Tran1, Echoe Bouta2, Timothy Padera2 ,Bernard T. Lee1, Dhruv Singhal1
1Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA; 2Massachusetts General Hospital-Division of Radiation Oncology, Boston, MA, USA
P36.
Implementing Robot-Assisted Distal Pancreatectomy Through a Procedure-Specific Training Program: An academic center’s experience
S. Klompmaker1,4, W.J. van der Vliet1,3, S.J.J. Thoolen1, Ana Sofia Ore1, K. Verkoulen1,3, M. Solis1, R. Wolfe1, E. Canacar2, E.L. Chaikof2, K.O. Khwaja5, J.F. Tseng6, M.P. Callery1, T.S. Kent1, A. James Moser1
1Pancreas and Liver Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 3Department of Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Center +, Maastricht University, the Netherlands; 4Department of Surgery, Cancer Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; 5The Transplant Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 6Department of Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston University, Boston, MA.
P37.
General Surgery Resident Attitudes Toward Surgical Simulation
David C. Meyer, Allison S. Wyman, Karim Alavi, Jennifer LaFemina, Jennifer S. Davids
University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Worcester, MA, USA
P38.
Return to Intended Oncologic Treatment after Colorectal Cancer Surgery: A Single Institution Experience
Lily V. Saadat, Luisa Maldonado, James Senturk, Nelya Melnitchouk, Ronald Bleday
Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
P39.
Complications and Quality of Life Following Reduction Mammaplasty in Adolescents and Young Women
Laura C. Nuzzi, Joseph M. Firriolo, Carolyn M. Pike, John G. Meara, Brian I. Labow
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
P40.
Hormonal Contraceptive Use in Adolescents with Macromastia is Not Associated with Severity of Breast Hypertrophy
Laura C. Nuzzi, Tannishtha Pramanick, Joseph M. Firriolo, John G. Meara, Brian I. Labow
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
P41.
Predictors of Sepsis After Reconstructive Flap Surgery
S. Sparenberg, A. Ibrahim, A. Peymani, S.J. Lin
Beth Israel Deacnoess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
P42.
Prevalence of Unprofessional Social Media Content Among Young Vascular Surgeons
Scott Hardouin1, Thomas W. Cheng1, Stephen Raulli1, M.Phil., Douglas Jones1, Jeffrey Siracuse1, Erica L. Mitchell2, Alik Farber1
1Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
P43.
Does Surgical Approach Affect Outcomes of Pancreatic Enucleation for Benign and Low-Grade Tumors? An ACS-NSQIP Analysis
Ana Sofia Ore1, Sjors Klompmaker1,2, Kathryn Stackhouse1, Monica Solis-Velasco1, Michiel Francken1, Mark Callery1, Tara S Kent1, A. James Moser1
1The Pancreas and Liver Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA. 2Department of Surgery, Cancer Center Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
P44.
Using Head-Mounted Cameras to Create OSATS Video Portfolios Following the ACS/APDS Core Skills Curriculum
Sophia K. McKinley, Daniel A. Hashimoto, Arian Mansur, Christina Valle, Jim Titus, Emil Petrusa, Roy Phitayakorn, Denise Gee
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
P45.
A Significant Number of Patients who Suffer a Perioperative Stroke After Carotid Endarterectomy Experience Significant Disability
Scott R Levin1, Alik Farber1, Douglas W. Jones1, Denis Rybinv, Jeffrey Kalish1, Kyla Bennett2, Nkiruka Arinze1, Jeffrey Siracuse1
1Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA; 2University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA
P46.
Initial Results from a Prospective Human Study of the Immuno-Metabolic Effects of Eleeve Gastrectomy
Gregory Williams, Tammy Lo, Ali Tavakkoli, Damien Croteau-Chonka, Eric Sheu
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
P47.
Effect of KAS Policy on US Transplant Rates Across Regions
Andric Ortiz1,2, Eliot Heher1, Nahel Elias1
1Transplant Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Yale University, School of Public Health, New Haven, CT
P48.
A 15-Year Experience with Renal Transplantation in Undocumented Immigrants: An Argument For Transplantation
Megan Janeway1, Andrea Foster2, Susanna De Geus1, Karen Curreri1; Tracey Dechert1, Matthew Nuhn1
1Department of Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; 2Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
P49.
When Not Winning Means Losing: Underrepresentation of Women Surgeons in Recognition Awards at a Single Institution
Heather G. Lyu1, Douglas S. Smink1, Pardon R. Kenney2, Nelya Melnitchouk1,2; Nancy L. Cho1
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; 2Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
P50.
A Longitudinal Regional Analysis of Vertebral Fracture Properties in a Series of Osteoporotic Patients Treated with Bisphosphonate
Marianna Oppenheimer-Velez1,2, Hugo Giambini2, Asghar Rezaei2, Jon J. Camp2, Sundeep Khosla2, Lichun Lu2
1Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA; 2Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
P51.
Laparoscopic versus Open Inguinal Hernia Repair in Neonates under Spinal Anesthesia
Katharine Bittner1, Briana Leung1, Ya Zhou1, Alexander Knee2, Donald Schwartz3, Gregory Banever4, David Tashjian4, Kevin Moriarty4, Michael Tirabassi4
1Baystate Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Springfield, MA, USA; 2Baystate Medical Center, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Springfield, MA, USA; 3Baystate Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Springfield, MA, USA; 4Baystate Children's Hospital, Springfield, MA, USA
P52.
Clinical Outcomes Following Identification of Tip Appendicitis on Ultrasonography and CT Scan
Briana Leung MD, Nikhil Madhuripan MD, Katharine Bittner MD, Vida Rastegar MPH, Gregory Banever MD, David Tashjian MD, Kevin Moriarty MD, Stanley Polansky MD, Michael Tirabassi MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, Springfield, MA
P53.
b-catenin p.S45F Mutation in a Toddler with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Suggests Mutation-Specific Effects on Liver Cancer Phenotype
Stephanie Kim1, Ugur Ayturk2, Michael LaQuaglia1, Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili3, Matthew Warman2, Khashayar Vakili1
1Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital; 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery Research, Boston Children's Hospital; 3Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
P54.
Epidemiology of Incidental Adrenal Masses at an Urban Tertiary Referral and Trauma Center
Timothy Feeney, Stephanie Talutis, Megan Janeway, Praveen Sridhar, Avneesh Gupta, Philip Knapp, James Moses, David McAneny, Frederick Thurston Drake
Boston Medical Center/Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
P55.
Reduction in Post-Procedure Narcotic Prescribing: Practice Improvements Through Standardization in the Face of the Opioid Crisis
Ariana S Jones1, Christine Just2, Michael T Jaklitsch1, Jon O Wee1, Christopher T Ducko
1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; 2South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, MA
P56.
Pediatric vs. Adult Surgical Conditions: Disparity in Online Health Information
Edward C. Dee, BS1; Nathan H. Varady, SB1; Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MS1,2; Terry L. Buchmiller, MD1,3
1Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 2Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research (OrACORe), Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; 3Department of Pediatric Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
P57.
Incidence and Management of Septic Hand Joints in the Non-Urban Patient Population
Douglas Helm, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA USA
P58.
Management of Finger Tip Infections in the Non-Urban Patient Population
Douglas Helm, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA USA
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