Dr Pascal Gervaz

Chirurgien FMH, chirurgie interne & chirurgie viscérale



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Published in 2012

Risk factors for survival after lung metastasectomy in colorectal cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Epidemiology of MRSA carriage and MRSA surgical site infections in patients undergoing colorectal surgery: a cohort study in two centers.

A clinico-radiological comparison of sigmoid diverticulitis - Episodes I and II

Score for predicting the risk of surgical site infection after colorectal resection

Colorectal cancer and thoracic surgeons: close encounters of the third kind.

Survival after lung metastasectomy in colorectal cancer patients with previously resected liver metastases

Node negative T1-2 anal cancer: radiotherapy alone or concomitant chemoradiotherapy?

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Published in 2011

Squamous cell carcinoma of the anus: an opportunistic cancer in HIV-positive male homosexuals

Laparoscopic vs. open sigmoid resection for diverticulitis: long-term results of a prospective randomized trial.

Successful closure of anal cancer-related fistulas with upfront intra-arterial chemotherapy. A report of 8 cases.

Acute appendicitis: prospective evaluation of a diagnostic algorithm integrating sonography, low-dose CT and standard CT.

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Published in 2010

Water-immersion sigmoidoscopy to treat acute GI bleeding in the perioperative period after surgical colorectal anastomosis.

Stage IV colorectal cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy: a comparison of histological response in liver metastases, primary tumors and regional lymph nodes.

A prospective randomised single-blind comparison of laparoscopic versus open sigmoid resection for diverticulitis.

A clinico-radiological score for predicting the risk of strangulated small bowel obstruction.

Management of obstructive or perforated colorectal cancer

Computed tomography of complicated Meckel’s diverticulum in adults: a pictorial review

Predicting survival after pulmonary metastasectomy for colorectal cancer: previous liver metastases matter.

Segmental duodenectomy for gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the duodenum

Loss of WNT-TCF addiction and enhancement of HH-GLI signalling define the metastatic transition of human colon carcinomas


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Published in 2009

Perforated Meckel’s diverticulitis complicating active Crohn’s ileitis

Evaluation of a low-dose CT protocol with oral contrast for assessment of acute appendicitis

Risk factors for morbidity/mortality after emergency/urgent colorectal surgery

Molecular aspects of intestinal radiation-induced fibrosis

Prevention, chemoradiation, and surgery for anal cancer

Surgical management of gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Quality of life and functional outcome following proctocolectomy and ileo-anal pouch anastomosis

Human colon cancer epithelial cells harbour active Gli-Hedgehog signalling that is essential for tumour growth, recurrence, metastasis and stem cell survival and expansion

Phlegmonous colitis: another source of sepsis in cirrhotic patients?

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Published in 2008

A prospective longitudinal evaluation of quality of life after abdominoperineal resection

Long-term quality of life after endoscopic dilation of strictured colorectal or colocolonic anastomoses

Totally intracorporeal laparoscopic colorectal anastomosis using circular stapler

Improved long-term outcome of surgery for advanced colorectal liver metastases. Reasons and implications for management on the basis of a severity score

Incidence, consequences and risk factors for anastomotic dehiscence after colorectal surgery: a prospective monocentric study

Trans-sacral (Kraske) approach for gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the lower rectum: old procedure for a new disease

Universal Screening for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus at Hospital Admission and Nosocomial Infection in Surgical Patients

Risk factors for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Surgical Site Infection

Diagnosis and management of anal cancer

Results of emergency Hartmann’s operation for perforated or obstructed left-sided colorectal cancer

"Liver first" approach in the treatment of colorectal cancer with synchronous liver metastases

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Published in 2007

Continuous preperitoneal infusion of ropivacaine provides effective analgesia and accelerates recovery after colorectal surgery. A prospective, randomized, double-blind study

Congenital asplenia (Ivemark syndrome) revealed by mesenteric vein thrombosis in a 77-year-old patient

Laparoscopic mesh repair of parastomal hernia using a collagen dermal porcine (Permacol) implant

Lessons learned from one thousand consecutive colonic resections in a teaching hospital

Vacuum-assisted abdominal closure: its role in the treatment of complex abdominal and perineal wounds

Treatment strategies for the management of advanced colorectal liver metastases detected synchronously with the primary tumor

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Published in 2006

Morphologic alterations associated with mechanical bowel preparation

Influence of target gene mutations on survival, stage and histology in sporadic microsatellite unstable colon cancers

An audit of surgical management of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)

Molecular biology of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus

Outcome of surgery for rectal cancer in octogenarians

Laparoscopic versus open resection for appendix carcinoid

Results from percutaneous drainage of Hinchey stage II diverticulitis guided by computed tomography scan

Lymph node retrieval in abdominoperineal surgical specimen is radiation time-dependent

Duration of postoperative ileus after elective colectomy is correlated to surgical specialization

Sphincter-preserving radiation therapy for low rectal cancer; a simulation study using three- dimensional computerized technology

Percutaneous CT scan- guided drainage vs. antibiotherapy alone for Hinchey II diverticulitis; a case-control study

Surgical treatment of duodenal stenosis in Crohn’s disease

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Published in 2005

Differential expression of anti-apoptotic protein bcl2 in keratinizing vs. non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma of the anus

Assessment of quality of life in patients with rectal cancers treated by preoperative radiotherapy: a longitudinal prospective study

Proximal location of colorectal adenocarcinoma is a risk factor for metachronous colorectal cancer: a population-based study

Oxaliplatine combined with irinotecan and 5-fluorouracil/ leucovorin (OCFL) in metastatic colorectal cancer: a phase I-II study

Pre-operative concomitant hyper fractionated radiotherapy and gemcitabine for locally advanced rectal cancers: a phase I-II trial

Surgical treatment of appendiceal adenocarcinoid (goblet cell carcinoid)

Long-term results of radical resection for locally advanced duodenal adenocarcinoma

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Published in 2004


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