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  • Feasibility of Translumenal Endoscopic Omental Patch Closure of Perforated Viscus Rochester, Minn.

    The purpose of this study is to see if a new endoscopic approach to the repair of perforated ulcers in the stomach or the first part of the intestine is possible. Traditionally, either open operations (large single incision) or laparoscopic operations (multiple small camera-guided incisions) have been used to repair perforated ulcers.


  • Individualized Preoperative Rehabilitation (iPREHAB) Pilot (iPREHAB) Rochester, Minn.

    A pilot to test feasibility of improving patient/caretaker quality of life and resilience.

  • Patient Reported Measures of Surgical Recovery Rochester, Minn.

    Surgeons use the absence of post-operative complications and a short hospital stay as a proxy for successful surgery and recovery. Patients define recovery as ‘return to normal’, which encompasses their overall quality of life (QOL), physical and mental well-being, social functioning, and the absence of pain or fatigue, also known as patient reported outcomes (PROs). The Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) and the 10 point Linear Analogue Self- Assessment Questionnaire (LASA) tools are both candidates for effective, easily accessible measures of patient recovery after surgery. The purpose of this study is to define which PROMIS sub-scores and individual LASA measures are most responsive to perioperative changes in gastrointestinal surgery by assessing outcomes scores during patient short- and long-term recovery.