Although there are many reasons to recommend prolonged breast-feeding of children, whether or not they have a genetic risk for the development of celiac disease, we didn’t discern a protective effect against celiac disease.. Elena Lionetti, M.D., Stefania Castellaneta, M.D., Ruggiero Francavilla, M.D., Ph.D., Alfredo Pulvirenti, Ph.D., Elio Tonutti, M.D., Sergio Amarri, M.D., Maria Barbato, M.D., Cristiana Barbera, M.D., Graziano Barera, M.D., Antonella Bellantoni, M.D., Emanuela Castellano, M.D., Graziella Guariso, M.D., Maria Giovanna Limongelli, M.D., Salvatore Pellegrino, M.D., Carlo Polloni, M.D., Claudio Ughi, M.D., Giovanna Zuin, M.D., Alessio Fasano, M.D., and Carlo Catassi, M.D., M.P.H.Fleshman is normally chairman of the department of medical procedures at Baylor University INFIRMARY in Dallas. ‘But what we discovered is that laparoscopic surgery isn’t equivalent to [standard] open up surgery, based on our determination concerning whether or not either operation achieved adequate success,’ Fleshman said. ‘So, that basically implies that some patients may not be able to be treated safely with the laparoscopic approach.’ The findings are published in the Oct. 6 problem of the Journal of the American Medical Association. A second, similar research, led by Andrew Stevenson from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, appears in the same problem of the journal. Though covered by insurance, laparoscopic surgery is a slightly more costly operation, said Fleshman.